The statute of limitations, or the time that must expire before legal proceedings can no longer be initiated, differs for each state. In many cases it can be very confusing. Here you will find the statute of limitations for child abuse civil and criminal cases for each state in the United States.
Resources for victims of child abuse
The following are a list of state toll-free numbers for specific agencies designated to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains an up-to-date list on their website.