Current Laws for Child Protection

CHILD USA is tracking laws that are putting children at risk so that we can study and improve those laws to prevent sex abuse and maltreatment, including:

  • Statutes of Limitation for Child Sex Abuse

  • Age of Majority, Consent, and Marriage

  • Religious Liberty Statutes

  • Medical Neglect Laws 

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 SOL in a particular sex abuse or maltreatment case, contact a lawyer in the state.


2019 Statute of Limitation Reform Legislation

* as of October 11, 2019

* as of October 11, 2019

Child Sex Trafficking Criminal Statutes of Limitation

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Average and Median Age of Child Sexual Abuse Disclosure

Relative Success of Civil SOL Revival Window Statutes


State Statute of Limitation Rankings

SOL Pace of Change 2002-2019

Religious Exemptions to Medical Care of Sick Children - Fall 2017


Religious Exemptions Pertaining to Crimes Against Children


Giving Justice to Older Victims Protects Kids Today

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