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- Best Practices for Litigating Child Sex Abuse Civil Cases
- Proving the Elements of Child Sexual Abuse
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- Child Sex Abuse, Religious Institutions, and the First Amendment
- Litigating Child Pornography and the Online Exploitation of Children
- Litigating Sex Trafficking Cases
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:
CHILD USA’s Legal Team
Marci Hamilton, Esq.
Alice Bohn, Esq.
Alice Nasar Hanan, Esq.
Lauren Majewski, Esq.
Jessica Schidlow, Esq.
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HISTORY OF CHILD SEX ABUSE SOL REFORM SINCE 2002
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 and US Territories, the recent trends in SOL reform, a focus on revival windows and discovery rules and CHILD USA’s rankings of each state’s SOLs.
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 Tracker 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 windows are now open in California, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Vermont, Washington D.C. and Guam, and several states have revived claims until a survivor reaches a certain age, ranging from 27-55 years old.
Memo tracks the number of civil lawsuits filed by survivors in each state with a revival/window law. Data current as of January 1, 2019, and in the process of being updated.
A factsheet based on cutting-edge research on child sex abuse. It is a medical fact that the average age a person discloses they were sexually abused as a child is age 52.
A national overview of current child marriage laws in each state. The movement to end child marriage in the United States is growing, and CHILD USA is dedicated to reforming the laws to ensure children are not married before the age of 18.
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.