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!
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.
Child Victims Act Awareness Posters
Download these posters and share them in your community!
- “My combat-related PTSD aggravated an old wound from when I was 8”
- “Not all silence is golden”
- “He told me he was teaching me to be a man“–Al Chesley
- “He told me this was love“–Joelle
- “I thought he would leave my sister alone“
- The trauma of child sex abuse lasts a lifetime
- The long arm of the law is too short
- I can’t believe he’s still around kids
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
The Following Organizations Support the Minnesota Child Victims Act
- Council on Crime and Justice
- Foundation to Abolish Child Sex Abuse
- Minnesota Alliance on Crime
- Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
- Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center
- Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
- National Child Protection Training Center
- National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence
- Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota
- PROTECT NOW
- Stop Abuse Campaign
Know the Issue, Protect Children
- Child Sexual Abuse Statistics
- What is “Grooming” and how does it occur?
- What are the effects of Child Sexual Abuse on the victim?
- What is the difference between “Criminal” justice and “Civil” justice?
- Additional Facts and Resources
- Terms and definitions you might hear.
- Who is sexually abusing children? Do we know anything about the perpetrator?
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.
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