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.
Seven sex abuse victims filed lawsuits against the Morman Church. The lawsuits allege church officials failed to report abusive Boy Scout leaders to authorities.
The Diocese of Pittsburgh has settled 224 sexual abuse claims for $19.2 million through its victim compensation fund.