Survivor Resources: Taking Action After Sexual Abuse
Survivors of childhood sexual abuse have a wide array of options and resources.
California’s Legal Options for Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors
The California Child Victims Act expands the rights of those who are ready to take legal action against abuse perpetrators and others.
New Jersey's Legal Options for Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors
Recent changes to New Jersey law give sexual abuse survivors more time (and more options) for seeking a legal remedy for their harm.
New York's Legal Options for Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors
New York's Child Victims Act gives survivors of childhood sexual abuse more options—and more time—for seeking justice.
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Filing a Civil Lawsuit for Child Sexual Abuse
Unlike the criminal law process, which punishes abusers, civil lawsuits compensate survivors of sexual abuse.
Is a Lawsuit Possible If Sexual Abuse Happened a Long Time Ago?
The law in your state might give survivors of childhood sexual abuse extra time to seek justice in court.
Can Churches Be Held Liable for Sexual Abuse?
An archdiocese, diocese, bishop, and others may bear legal responsibility for acts of sexual abuse committed by clergy.
Can I Sue for Damages After Childhood Sexual Abuse?
Survivors of childhood sexual abuse may have a right to sue the perpetrator and those who failed to prevent the abuse.
Can I Press Criminal Charges If I Experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse?
Prosecutors decide whether to press charges, but a survivor of childhood sexual abuse plays an important role.
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