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New Senate Bills to Prevent Child Abuse and Eliminate Sexual Assault Statute of Limitations

Many different bills were passed by the state Senate this week, one regarding a mandatory training initiative for school employees to help prevent child sex abuse and another to eliminate the statute of limitations for sexual assault in New Hampshire. These two bills were passed as part of a larger package related to safety in schools and state sexual assault laws. The school employee training bill will require districts to provide training to all of their employees and volunteers in how to prevent child sex abuse. This training will occur every two years and will help teach school personnel how to identify warning signs and how to report their findings. House Bill 705 was also passed which provided legal changes to sexual assault statutes of limitations. This bill will allow citizens of New Hampshire to report abusers and bring any civil case of sexual abuse to court at any time. These are big steps for those who have been abused and for anyone who may be abused in the future.

Sexual abuse happens often, yet many cases go unreported. Children of any nationality, gender, or financial status can be abused and sexual assault can happen at any time. Sexual assault situations can be very painful to talk about and can cause physical and mental pain to the child. Sexual assaults that go unreported are extremely dangerous to the child’s well being and to future abuse victims. It is important to learn the warning signs of sexual assault and to report any possible assault victim to authorities.

If you have been sexually assaulted or abused, the Wilmington sexual abuse lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. will fight for your rights. Our legal team will ensure that you get the justice you deserve and will be there for you during every step of the legal process. Call us today at 302-600-1935 or contact us online. We represent victims of sexual assault throughout Delaware including Dover and Georgetown.

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