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Child Victims Act


  


Minnesota Child Victims Act Passes the Senate Unanimously!!

Thank you to all those involved in raising awareness and working so hard to give victims their chance at justice. Together we achieved this! Thank you Senator Latz and your fellow authors for being so dedicated.


The Minnesota Child Victims Act Passed the House Floor Vote!!

Thanks to all who called the elected officials and voiced their support for this vital legislation. You have shown the importance of taking a stand against child sex abuse and have given survivors and victims a chance to be heard. Thank you!



Poster Solider and Child Victim

 

 

Sign the Petition to Support the Child Victims Act

Become a part of the national movement to protect children and hold abusers and those who harbor them accountable. 

This One Minute petition will help victims of child sexual abuse of all ages.

Key States Currently Considering the Child Victim Act

For more information on reforming statutes of limitation for child sex abuse and efforts in other states, please visit one of our advocacy partners at www.SOL-Reform.com


Why is SOL reform necessary?

The sexual abuse of children is a public health epidemic in the United States. Recent child sex abuse cases at Penn State University, the release of documents concerning sexual abuse and the Boy Scouts and consistent reports of abuse within other institutions, demands action to protect children and to provide a means of obtaining justice for adult survivors.

Research has shown that as many as one in four women and one in five men suffered abuse as a child and that almost 90% of abuse never gets reported.  Those that do come forward find themselves barred by the legal technicality of a statute of limitation. Considering how long victims often take to find the courage to speak out, statutes of limitation are woefully short and act as an arbitrary barrier to justice.


Need Help?

If you are a victim or adult survivor and are looking for assistance in your area, please visit our Connect Directory to search for organizations that provide help. Visit HERE

   
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