Our prevention-education program is an integral part of our work. We focus on educating the public about the prevalance and impact of sexual violence. Through our community education efforts, we hope to increase reporting rates and victim sensitivity. We provide professional trainings to law enforcement, medical personnel, social service agencies, and any other interested community organization or member. We also provide sexual abuse prevention programs in area schools. Our goal is to create a safer school environment for students and staff.
On January 24, 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed Erin’s Law, Public Act 96-1524, which requires all Illinois schools to provide age-appropriate child sexual abuse prevention education annually for students K-12. Freedom House proudly partners with local school districts to provide classroom prevention education that helps schools meet the requirements of Erin’s Law.