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FOR CHILD PROTECTION

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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.

Legal Director

Alice Bohn, Esq.

Staff Attorney

Alice Nasar Hanan, Esq.

Staff Attorney

Lauren Majewski, Esq.

Staff Attorney

Jessica Schidlow, Esq.

Staff Attorney

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.   

Combined SOL map and data 2020

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., including revival laws that are now in effect.

 

LIST OF OPEN WINDOWS AND REVIVAL LAWS IN 2020 

Revival windows are now open in Arizona, California, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Vermont, Washington D.C. and Guam

RELATIVE SUCCESS OF REVIVAL WINDOWS

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.

DELAYED DISCLOSURE OF CHILD SEX ABUSE 

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.

2020 REPORT ON CHILD MARRIAGE IN THE UNITED STATES

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.

RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS TO MEDICAL CARE

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

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.

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