Sponsored by Senator John Cornyn (TX) and Senator Maggie Hassan (NH)
Community based education and training for teachers, caregivers, and students to prevent child sexual abuse.
“Jenna’s Law has had a profound impact on the reporting of child sexual abuse in Texas, and I’m proud to introduce this successful law on a national level.”
- Senator John Cornyn
“To better protect children from sexual abuse, we must ensure that teachers, caregivers, and other adults working with children are equipped with the tools and knowledge to prevent, recognize, and report sexual abuse and exploitation, and to ensure that children receive appropriate education on how to recognize and report these heinous acts." - Senator Maggie Hassan
The Jenna Quinn Law
" Jenna Quinn has been an outspoken advocate for survivors of child sexual abuse and was the driving force behind what is known as Jenna’s Law in Texas. Unanimously passed by the Texas State Senate and House, Jenna’s Law was the first child sexual abuse prevention law in the U.S. that mandates K-12 trainings for students and school staff and was amended in 2017 to include sex trafficking prevention education in schools. More than half of all states have adopted a form of Jenna’s Law." - Senator John Cornyn
(1) National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
(2) Lund, Emily M., and Vaughn-Jensen, J. (2012). “Victimization of Children with Disabilities.” The Lancet, Volume 380 (Issue 9845), 867-869.
(3) National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.
(4) U.S Department of Justice.
(5) Source: Peterson, C., Florence, C., & Klevens, J. (2018). The economic burden of child maltreatment in the United States, 2015. Child Abuse & Neglect, 86,178-183.
(6) Sedlak, A.J., Mettenburg, J., Basena, M., Petta, I., McPherson, K., Greene, A., and Li, S. (2010).
(7) Darkness to Light.
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