Some crimes, such as assault, can lead to criminal charges and civil claims. Learn the difference between these types of cases and what it means for victims.
Each state designates certain individuals to report suspected child abuse. Learn more about mandated reporters and how they can help children in crisis.
A statute of limitations (SOL) is a law that establishes a deadline for legal action after a crime. These deadlines dictate when a person can no longer bring criminal charges or file a civil lawsuit against an individual or organization.
Deciding whether to report sexual abuse or sexual assault is a personal decision. Not every victim of sexual violence will choose to report their experience. However, some survivors find strength and empowerment through the legal system.