Child Sex Abuse victim advocates want
to know why Cuomo hasn’t signed
ALBANY, NY – Advocates for child sex abuse victims say Gov. Andrew Cuomo is dragging his feet on signing education legislation that could decrease future child sex abuse cases.
“Erin’s Law” requires at least one hour per school year to teach kids in kindergarten through eighth grade about abuse and how to report it.
A 2015 federal law championed by U.S. Senator Kirstan Gillibrand (D-NY) provides grant funding for the program.
It’s been passed in 37 states, including New York, when the bill cleared both legislative chambers on June 20.
“I don’t know what’s going on in New York. It’s frustrating because I flew to New York and testified in 2011. It’s been the most difficult state to get it passed. Now we have to wait yet another year,” Erin Merryn, an abuse survivor…
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