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Prevention Education

Erin's Law

The Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 85, also known as “Erin’s Law”, which provides a pathway for schools to educate students in grades K-12 about the dangers of sexual abuse and about sexual violence prevention in an age-appropriate manner. With the goal of educating children in order to lessen occurrences of sexual abuse, House Bill 85 requires that each local school district include age-appropriate instruction in child sexual abuse prevention. 

This bill is named for Erin Merryn, an author and activist who was the victim of continued abuse as a child. She is now nationally recognized as a leader on this issue, promoting sexual abuse prevention education to children.