Child Victims Act
Guam leader Oks bill ending time limits in child sex cases
Guam’s governor signed the bill that will end the Statute of Limitations for the territory, despite objections from the Catholic church
Judge weighs dismissal of Penn State ex-officials’ charges
A trial to dismiss the convictions of administrators in Penn State who were convicted in relation to Jerry Sandusky’s will start soon
Lawmakers are enabling sexual predators
The details of Arthur Gannon’s sexual abuse crimes are shocking and sickening. But what’s more shocking is that his crimes were almost beyond prosecution, due to New York’s Statute of Limitations on child sexual abuse. Advocates have been trying to remove the Statute of Limitations for a decade, and voters should remember who supported it and who opposed it when they take to the polls.
Cardinal Dolan still opposes the one bill that would make a real difference
Cardinal Dolan is trying to appear supportive of victims of child sexual abuse, but the legislation and compensation program he supports are nothing but smoke and mirrors.
Survivors, legislators push to revive statute of limitations bill
There is renewed interest and optimism that Pennsylvania will be able to pass comprehensive Statute of Limitations reform this year that includes a one-year look- back window.
The Latest: New Charges filed in foster care sex abuse case
A Long Island foster parent who sexually abused children in his care but is protected by New York’s Statute of Limitations on the crime has had new charges filed against him, and his case has ignited an investigation of NY’s foster care system.
Why Statute of Limitations Reform works, and Mandated Reporter Laws Don’t
There is no legislative fix that will do as much to prevent child sexual abuse as Statute of Limitations reform. Changes to the Mandated Reporter laws are being suggested as a remedy to a recent sex abuse scandal involving the Boy Scouts, but this cannot work as well as SOL reform.
The most disturbing aspect of a sexual-abuse scandal at an elite, New England prep school
A new, independent report reveals the St. George boarding school knew about child sexual abuse within its ranks and helped sexually abusive teachers get jobs elsewhere
Why Residency Restrictions For Sex Offenders Just Don’t Work
Laws that restrict where registered sex offenders are popular among certain political circles. However, they don’t work, and between the false sense of security they generate, and the fact they are often used as an excuse to kill less popular legislation, they are truly a bad idea.