Safe Schools

  • Annalyn's Law (March 2018) is named after child victim, Annalyn Cook, who was sexually abused by a juvenile offender in Alabama. 
    The law states that juvenile sex offenders must submit an application to all school property and school functions and must meet with school personnel to create and implement an individualized safety plan. 
    Schools are required to share information and monitor the student(s) through school enrollment and school personnel changes. Officials will offer training to school personnel on how to take appropriate action when an increase or escalation of certain triggering behavior is noticed. 
    Members of the advisory committee developing the policy include the state's Law Enforcement Agency, the Alabama Department of Education, Department of Human Resources, the Governor's Office, the Alabama Coalition Against Rape, the Attorney General's Office, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.