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Safe Children's Act

Alaska's Safe Children's ACT consists of two different pieces of legislation - also known as Erin's Law and Bree's Law. These laws stipulate that school districts in Alaska must train employees and students on sexual abuse prevention (K-12), dating violence and abuse prevention (grades 7-12).

Safe Children's Act Task Force

The Alaska Safe Children's Act Task Force was created to provide recommendations to the Department of Education & Early Development regarding model curricula for use by school districts. Areas of focus will include:

  • Suicide prevention training (for staff)
  • Sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness training and prevention (staff and students K-12)
  • Dating violence and abuse awareness training and prevention (staff and students grades 7-12)
  • Alcohol and drug related disabilities training required for teachers and staff
  • Alcohol and drug abuse education (for students K-12)

Members of the task force are:

Trevor Storrs, Alaska Children's Trust

Lauree Morton, Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Senator Berta Gardner, Alaska State Senate

Senator Anna MacKinnon, Alaska State Senate

Representative Charisse Millett, Alaska House of Representatives

Representative Bryce Edgmon, Alaska House of Representatives

Commissioner Susan McCauley (Interim), Education & Early Development

Barbara Thompson, Board of Education & Early Development

Kate Burkhart, Suicide Prevention Council

Sharity Sommer, Rasmuson Foundation

Read the Purpose of the Alaska Safe Children's Act Task Force.


Alaska Safe Children’s Act Task Force Final Draft Report and Recommendations  Download here


Those interested in providing public comment may testify at a public hearing scheduled on

Tuesday June 21, 2013 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm via audioconference - Call in 1-844-586-9085,

or send written comments to by end of the day Friday, June 24, 2016.


Archived Documents

January 15th, 2016 Meeting     Agenda     Notes

December 14th, 2015 Meeting     Agenda     Notes   

November 30th, 2015 Meeting     Agenda     Notes

October 13th, 2015 Meeting     Agenda     Notes