Prompted by Boy Scouts abuse cases, a new California bill would require youth organizations to enact child abuse prevention policies to receive insurance.
The Dioceses of Tucson and Archdiocese of Los Angeles have been named in a racketeering lawsuit. The dioceses are accused of concealing sex abuse allegations.
Utah lawmakers passed a bill to regulate youth residential treatment facilities less than a month after Paris Hilton testified on behalf of abuse survivors.
As part of bankruptcy proceedings, the Minnesota Diocese of Winona-Rochester has agreed to pay $21.5 million to 145 clergy abuse survivors.
A bill requiring Arizona clergy to report child sex abuse, including abuse revealed during confession, has failed.
California bishops filed motions challenging law AB 218. The law expands legal opportunities for child sex abuse victims, including a 3-year “look back” window.