Inspired by the efforts of a brave young Illinois woman, Senator Tim Bivins is sponsoring legislation that will raise the awareness of child sexual abuse.

Senate Bill 2843 creates “Erin’s Law” in Illinois. It allows school boards to adopt and implement a policy addressing child sexual abuse and creates a Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children.

“This was initiated at the request of Erin Merryn, an Illinois resident who was sexually abused as a young child by family. Erin has travelled around the country giving speeches and appearing on a number of TV shows, to raise awareness about child sexual abuse,” Senator Bivins said. “She is an inspiration and I am proud to sponsor this law on her behalf in Illinois.”

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