The epidemic of child sex abuse demands justice for the victims. Yet, most have been shut out of the legal system.
By the time many child sex abuse victims reach the age where they can seek justice for themselves, they find that the statute of limitations for reporting the crime has expired, preventing them from getting justice. The statute of limitations (SOLs) rules for child sex abuse never benefit the victim and always benefit the abuser.
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Call to Action:
Sign this petition to tell your lawmakers to enact comprehensive SOL Reform for child sex abuse victims in every state
- First, let’s take care of the victims from the past and revive the expired civil SOLs for the victims from the past
- Second, let’s protect kids in the future and eliminate the criminal and civil SOLs
Only one state has done this so far: Delaware
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Tell your elected representatives that enough is enough.
NO JUSTICE IS INTOLERABLE!!
A copy of the petition will be delivered to ____,___,___,___,____ for every 10,000 signatures.
If you provide your “state”, we will send the petition to your Governor and Senators for every 1,000 signatures per state.
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