CIVIL LAWYERS AGAINST

WORLD SEX SLAVERY

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Contact Us:

We are available via phone 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and in person by appointment. All personal information left on our voicemail will be kept confidential. To learn more, or to schedule a free consultation, please call 404-382-0353 or email info@usclaws.org

 

How CLAWS’ lawyers can help:

  • Accompany you to police and prosecutor interviews.
  • Advocate for your rights within the criminal justice system.
  • Represent you in civil litigation, including pursuing a Civil No Contact Orders.
  • All of our legal services are free, regardless of income.
  • We tailor our services to the needs of individuals and serve survivors of every sex, race, socio-economic status, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, and immigration status.
  • The CLAWS Pro Bono Project connects private attorneys with local survivors of sexual assault and sex trafficking to ensure that every survivor has access to the quality legal counsel she (or he) wants and needs.

 

Georgia’s Hidden Predator Act

The Act changes the statute of limitations for civil claims arising from childhood sexual abuse. A plaintiff must file a cause of action by the age of 23, or within two years from the date he or she knew or had reason to know of the abuse and the injury caused from the abuse, which must be verified by medical or psychological evidence. The Act also provides a two-year retroactive civil suit window after July 1, 2015: A plaintiff who was barred from bringing a suit due to the expiration of the statute of limitations period that was previously in effect has two years to file a suit against an individual who allegedly committed the abuse. Unless the new statute of limitations period for childhood sexual abuse applies, a plaintiff who was under 18 when the cause of action accrues now has the same amount of time allowed by the statute of limitations to bring a suit after he or she turns 18. Additionally, the Act allows a plaintiff who is suing for childhood sexual abuse to access records and reports concerning the abuse that state or local governments possess.

 

Civil No Contact Orders

What is a Civil No Contact Order?

  • A Civil No-Contact Order (CNCO) is a finding in civil court that your perpetrator sexually assaulted or sexually abused you. The order requires that the perpetrator stay away from you, including your home, school and workplace.

 

Who Can Pursue a CNCO?

  • Any person who is the victim of non-consensual sex since January 1, 2004 may seek a CNCO against their perpetrator. The law can help victims regardless of whether or not they reported to law enforcement. It is a way to hold rapists accountable for what they did, and face a public trial proving that they engaged in sexual assault or abuse. The order also can promote safety.

 

What relief does the CNCO offer?

  • A CNCO prohibits the perpetrator from knowingly coming within a specified distance from you. It prohibits the perpetrator from:

 

  • Coming near your home, work or school.
  • Contacting you via phone, texts, emails, notes or via a third party.
  • You do not need to have a relationship with the perpetrator to obtain a CNCO.
  • You do not need to file a police report.

 

 

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To Eradicate Sex Slavery,

Using The Civil Justice System

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