At CHILD USA we investigate, impact, and inform the laws in America that should protect our children and their civil liberties to keep them safe from abuse. Millions of children's civil rights are violated every single day in the United States, and the child abuse statutes of limitation protect those abusers. CHILD USA’s mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect and to help kids stay kids. #SoKidsStayKids
The Handling of Children’s Rape Kits
A great deal of attention in recent years has been focused on the backlog for testing rape kits in many states, with the attention almost uniformly on the needs and experiences of adult victims.
CHILD USA has analyzed data on children's rape kits in numerous states and concluded, further study is needed.
Laws for Child Protection
Child Sex Abuse Statutes of Limitation Reform
Age of Majority, Consent, and Marriage
Religious Liberty Statutes
Medical Neglect Laws
You can help prevent child abuse and neglect in America:
The 2019 HBO Documentary by Director Erin Lee Carr on the brave survivors blowing the whistle on serial abuser Dr. Larry Nassar is a great tool for understanding the cycle of child sex abuse. CHILD USA’S founder and CEO, Prof. Marci Hamilton, is featured.
What’s next in the Nassar scandal? Click here to learn more about CHILD USA’s groundbreaking blue ribbon Game Over Commission where leading experts are engaged in the only independent investigation into the causes and ramifications of the Nassar scandal, which has involved multiple institutions letting kids down such as the MSU, USAG, USOC, and the Karolyis.
New York’s Child Victims Act has passed!!
CEO Marci Hamilton’s Retrospective on Statute of Limitations Reform: