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Erin's Law

The State Legislature passed and Governor Cuomo signed legislation (Chapter 187 of the Laws of 2019) - known as Erin's Law - that requires public schools to provide instruction designed to prevent child sexual exploitation and abuse to students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Erin's Law is named for Erin Merryn, an abuse survivor and activist against child sexual abuse who has advocated for similar laws nationwide for over a decade. Erin’s Law is intended to help children, teachers, and parents in New York State schools identify sexual abuse, and to provide awareness, assistance, referral, or resource information for children and families who are victims of child sexual abuse.  For additional information please visit