CURRENT LAWS

FOR CHILD PROTECTION

CHILD USA tracks laws that put children at risk so that we can study and improve those laws to prevent abuse and neglect.

Click on the map below for each state’s statutes of limitation (SOLs) for child sex abuse, age of marriage, medical neglect, and religious liberty statutes:

We are investigating the states with inadequate protection laws against child sex abuse, maltreatment, physical abuse, and neglect.

The information regarding child protection laws provided is solely for informational purposes and is not legal advice. To determine the law in a particular sex abuse or maltreatment case, contact a lawyer in the state.

CHILD USA’S LEGAL REPORTS

2019 ANNUAL STATUTES OF LIMITATION (SOL) REPORT 

CHILD SEX ABUSE SOL REFORM FROM 2002 TO 2019

National overview of the movement to prevent child sex abuse and empower victims through statutes of limitation reform since 2002. This report includes an overview of the current and prior criminal and civil SOLs in each of the 50 states, the recent trends in SOL reform, a focus on revival windows and CHILD USA’s rankings of each state’s SOLs.   

STATUTES OF LIMITATION (SOL) REFORM SUMMARIES

CHILD USA leads the national SOL reform movement and tracks every SOL reform bill for child sex abuse introduced in state legislatures across the country. Our SOL Summary provides an overview of all pending bills and new laws and is updated on a weekly basis. It also highlights states that have eliminated SOLs and revived expired claims.

2020 SOL SUMMARY

2019 SOL SUMMARY

2018 SOL SUMMARY

 

REVIVAL AND WINDOW LAWS

States have revival laws allowing survivors to file civil lawsuits for child sex abuse claims that were previously expired.

ALL REVIVAL AND WINDOW LAWS SINCE 2002

An overview of the revival laws in 17 states and Washington D.C.

NEW REVIVAL AND WINDOW LAWS IN 2019

An overview of 2019 revival laws in 8 states and Washington D.C.

RELATIVE SUCCESS MEMO

Tracks the number of civil lawsuits filed by survivors in each state with a revival/window law

TRAFFICKING SOL

National overview of current criminal and civil statutes of limitation for child sex trafficking in each state

RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS TO MEDICAL CARE

An explanation of religious exemptions to medical care and why they need to be eliminated

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