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
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.
REVIVAL AND WINDOW LAWS
States have revival laws allowing survivors to file civil lawsuits for child sex abuse claims that were previously expired.
An overview of the revival laws in 17 states and Washington D.C.
An overview of 2019 revival laws in 8 states and Washington D.C.