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PASSING LAWS TO PROTECT ADULTS SEXUALLY ABUSED BY CLERGY/COUNSELORS

  • States in RED are states with laws against clergy and counselor abuse.
  • States in BLUE are states with laws against only counselor abuse.
  • States in WHITE currently have no laws against clergy or counselor abuse.                                                         

Click on the Map below to see the laws for your state.

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Click Here for steps to Begin the Process of Getting a Law Passed

States with Laws Against Clergy & Counselor Abuse:

ArkansasConnecticut, Delaware, Iowa,  Kansas, MichiganMinnesotaNew Mexico, North DakotaSouth DakotaTexas, UtahWisconsinDistrict of Columbia

You are Protected by Your Laws!

States with Laws Against Counselor Abuse:

AlaskaArizonaCaliforniaColorado, FloridaGeorgiaIdahoMaine,   MississippiNew HampshireNew York,   OhioTennessee, WashingtonWyoming

Act to get clergy abuse added to your law!

States without Laws:

AlabamaHawaiiIllinoisIndianaKentuckyLouisiana (Pending HB 226), Maryland  (Pending Lynette’s Law HB 944), Massachusetts,  MissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew JerseyNorth CarolinaOklahoma (Pending SB 657), OregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaVermontVirginiaWest Virginia (Pending HB 2205)

You are Unprotected by your laws!

*Contact us if you have current information about your state that you would like to add.

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