The Junior League of Wilmington recently received a Public Policy and Advocacy Award for its role in the passage of a law to protect Delaware’s children.

The Association of Junior Leagues International recognized the JLW for its work on Erin’s Law at its 95th annual conference in Minneapolis. President Stephanie Graev and President-elect Angela Gustavsen accepted the honor, which included a $5,000 award.

Erin’s Law mandates age-appropriate sexual abuse education in publicly-funded schools. The JLW led efforts to have the bill introduced by Sen. Margaret Rose Henry, advocated for its passage and celebrated the signing of the bill by former Gov. Jack Markell in August 2016. Delaware was the 28th state to pass the law.