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Jenna Quinn Law

In late September, the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center (DCAC) hosted an event to promote federal legislation entitled the Jenna Quinn Law. This legislation would allow federal grants to support training and education to teachers, other school employees, students, and the community about preventing, recognizing, responding to, and reporting child sexual abuse among primary and secondary school students. The event brought together many local partners, including representatives from two school districts, Jenna Quinn (whom the law is named after), U.S. Senator John Cornyn, and State Representative Tan Parker, who authored Jenna's Law here in Texas. This law was passed in 2009, making it the first child sexual abuse prevention law in the U.S. that mandates K-12 sexual abuse prevention training for students, school staff, and caregivers. In addition, Jenna's Law was amended in 2017 to include sex trafficking prevention education in Texas schools.  
The event was incredibly inspiring, and we were honored to be part of it. Jenna Quinn has been an outspoken advocate for survivors of child sexual abuse and a driving force in protecting children from abuse.  
The Jenna Quinn law unanimously passed the U.S. Senate and now heads to the U.S. House for consideration. 

Did you know:

Of the 67,558 child victims served at a CAC in Texas in 2022, 45%

were between the ages of 6 and 12.

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