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.
After the conclusion of a clergy abuse investigation, North Dakota lawmakers proposed legislation to help survivors of childhood sex abuse.