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Monday, May 5, 2008

Measure expands sexual assault awareness in Illinois schools

A measure was recently approved by the Illinois House which would amend the state's Comprehensive Health Education Program (for grades 6-12) by requiring that "sexual assault awareness in secondary schools" is part of the curricula. It also requires that Universities must provide some form of sexual assault awareness education to all incoming students.

The measure was sponsored by Representatives Naomi Jakobsson, Michael Smith, Linda Chapa LaVia, and Thomas Holbrook in the House. It's chief co-sponsor in the Senate is Assistant Majority Leader, Iris Martinez.

Learn more: Read more about HB3677

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