Sexual Abuse Legal News & Updates

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What the Child Victims Act Means for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse in New York
New York has joined states like California in efforts to afford survivors of childhood sexual abuse the opportunity to seek justice against their abusers. The Child Victims Act (S2440) was...
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Understanding Sexual Abuse in Teenage Relationships
Sexual abuse in teenage relationships can occur as one of four types of violent behaviors between intimate partners—physical violence, sexual violence, psychological aggression, and stalking. Data from the CDC’s Youth...
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How to File a Sexual Harassment Claim in California
In some cases, sexual harassment is obvious and may involve an overt action, threat, or reprisal. In other instances, sexual harassment is subtle and indirect. In one survey conducted in...
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Life After Sexual Abuse: Seeking Justice Can Be a Step Toward Recovery
This post was written before the passage of AB-218. For information regarding the statute of limitations for filing a civil lawsuit for childhood sexual assault/abuse, click here or contact our...
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Transgender Teens at Higher Risk for Sexual Assault, Study Says
Transgender and gender non-binary teens are at a greater risk of sexual assault in schools that prevent them from using bathrooms or locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, according...
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Recovering Repressed Memories of Sexual Abuse and Seeking Justice
While California weighs the idea of extending the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse survivors to come forward in seeking justice, more research supports the idea that adults can...
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How to Recover Compensation After Being Sexually Assaulted
In 2018, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault published a report that found the annual cost of sexual assault in California to be $140 billion. That amount includes the tangible...
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3 Ways to Recover From Sexual Abuse
The ways in which one chooses to recover from sexual abuse can vary widely. Because the effects of sexual abuse aren’t always immediate, it can be difficult to fully comprehend...
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California Assembly Bill 218: Exploring the Outcomes of Similar Legislation in the Past
For many survivors of childhood sexual abuse coming forward about what they’ve endured is difficult. Oftentimes, by the time a survivor has decided to seek justice, their time limit has...
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California Senate Bill 360 Would Mandate Clergy Report Child Abuse Learned From Confessions
California lawmakers have taken action in response to numerous allegations of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. California Senate Bill 360 aims to protect children by breaking the seal...
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Clients Ask: What Is Sexual Coercion?
In the state of California, “yes means yes” is used to define sexual consent. This means that someone who is of age to legally consent to a sexual act has...
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How Victim Blaming Keeps Sexual Assault From Coming to Light
Too often in cases of sexual assault does victim blaming occur. Suggesting that a survivor of sexual assault was the “ideal victim” or somehow “asked for it” allows the abuser...
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