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.
Child sexual abuse survivors often experience long-lasting physical and/or psychological effects. Learn about the most common effects related to sexual abuse.
Child sexual abuse victims often display physical or emotional signs of abuse. Learn how to recognize these signs and respond to suspected abuse.
Statistics show that child sexual abuse is a widespread problem. We offer information for survivors, researchers and victim advocates.
There are many types of sexual violence and abuse. Learn about the different types and find resources to better understand these complex topics.
Child sexual abuse is a global problem with long-term consequences for victims. Get information on child sex abuse, abuser tactics, and how to report abuse.
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.