MCASA in the News: Bill Would Require Sexual Abuse Awareness Education in Schools

Feb 10th, 2016

On Thursday, February 4, Maryland's Ways and Means Committee heard testimony regarding H.B. 72. This bill, introduced by Delegate Eric Luedtke, would require all Maryland schools to implement age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse prevention curricula. MCASA's Executive Director, Lisae Jordan, Esq., was among those to testify. Southern Maryland Online covered the hearing.
"Lisae Jordan of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault said H.B. 72 would not only help victims of childhood abuse, but could also combat the issue of sexual assaults in college. One in five college women is sexually assaulted during their time in school, she said." -Lexie Schapitl, Southern Maryland Online
To read the rest of the article, please click here. To learn more about MCASA's work on this important issue, please view our 2016 legislative priorities.

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