This document provides a summary of state laws relevant to the mandatory reporting of domestic violence or abuse by medical professionals to law enforcement when the victim is a competent adult. The resource is organized into four categories: laws that specifically require injuries caused by domestic violence or abuse to be reported; laws that require injuries caused by non-accidental or intentional conduct to be reported; laws that require injuries caused by criminal conduct to be reported; reporting requirements relating to other crimes or injuries that may impact victims of domestic violence or abuse.
This compilation includes the criminal statutes for domestic violence committed in the presence of children in the United States.
This compilation includes the domestic violence arrest statutes from all fifty states.
This compilation includes a 50-state survey of domestic violence laws in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, Military, and federal jurisdictions.
Victims of sexual assault often undergo a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) following an assault and may also receive additional medical treatment for physical and emotional injuries. The majority of states provide for partial or complete payment for a victim’s examination costs. This resource is a summary of the statutes and guidelines related to payment for forensic examinations. The research compiled includes: which agency pays, the specific criteria for payment, what services are included and not included in payment schemes, other authorization or eligibility requirements, disqualifying factors, payment methods, whether the state requires restitution from a guilty defendant, and the existence of evidence retention laws related to sexual assault kits (SAKs).
Human trafficking is tantamount to modern slavery and is a crime with devastating consequences. This resource summarizes the restitution and asset forfeiture laws related to human trafficking in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and federal jurisdictions. An analysis of the laws was conducted, and summaries of the restitution and asset forfeiture laws are included within. The full text of these statutes is included, as well as the citation for the relevant human trafficking statute(s) for each jurisdiction.
We have developed two individual resources related to witness intimidation. One is a collection of state statutes that includes laws such as those expressly prohibiting witness intimidation, harassment, perjury, retaliation, bribery, false reporting,and tampering with witnesses or evidence.
The second is a compilation of case summaries provides insight into the dynamics and prosecution of witness intimidation, harassment, perjury, retaliation, bribery, false reporting,and tampering with witnesses or evidence.