Current Laws for Child Protection

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

  • 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.

 
 

Average and Median Age of CSA Disclosure


Relative Success of Civil SOL Window Statutes

 Chart Summary: The number of cases is modest overall, and the states that have experimented with reviving only the SOL against the perpetrator (and not institutions) have yielded an extremely small number of cases.  *As of July, 2018

Chart Summary: The number of cases is modest overall, and the states that have experimented with reviving only the SOL against the perpetrator (and not institutions) have yielded an extremely small number of cases.

*As of July, 2018

Religious Exemptions to Medical Care of Sick Children - Fall 2017

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Religious Exemptions Pertaining to Crimes Against Children

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