At CHILD USA we investigate, impact, and inform the laws that should protect our children and their civil liberties to keep them safe from sexual abuse. Millions of children's civil rights are violated every single day in the United States, and current statutes of limitations protect abusers. CHILD USA’s mission is to help kids stay kids. On this page, you will found the different areas CHILD USA is investigating to stop child sex abuse, including changing the statute of limitations. #SoKidsStayKids
Gay Conversion Therapy
CHILD USA will study the health effects of children who are subjected to so-called “gay conversion therapy,” which is intended to “fix” their sexual orientation. This supposedly therapeutic approach has been uniformly rejected and discredited by every leading medical
Abuse & Neglect of Athletes
The pattern of successful coaches with power over aspiring athletes repeats itself time and again in all levels of sport. Like other arenas where children can be isolated and manipulated by predatory adults, sports present steep challenges to the protection of children. Sports, at all levels, are the latest frontier in the war against child sex abuse and the least studied.
Leading Experts Conduct Independent Investigation of the USA Gymnastics - Larry Nassar Scandal to Ensure It Never Happens Again
The Commission is investigating Larry Nassar, including all of the individuals and institutions that enabled his systemic abuse. The Commission will hold public hearings, issue a Report, and is building a database that will eventually be made available to the public.
Most states have laws giving religious exemptions to testing and screening of children. Federal law requires doctors treating children on Medicaid or CHIP to perform several tests and screenings on the children, yet federal law also allows states to offer religious exemptions. CHILD USA's research into these religious exemption laws reveals the exigency for policy that protects the health and safety of children.