Dating a minor california
Before his lawyers were finally able to get the Georgia Supreme Court to hear his case and rule that his 10-year sentence was cruel and unusual, this former scholarship student had spent two years in prison.(At the time, the Georgia law allowing similarity of age to be taken into account applied only to vaginal sex, not oral sex.) Both sets of parents could have helped to avoid this horrendous incident by training and teaching their teens about the law, but more importantly about boundaries, and about building healthy relationships through respect for themselves and respect for others.
The first is a packet of materials explaining California’s new minor consent mental health law, which goes into effect Jan. Updated charts and a brief list of frequently asked questions explaining the new law and what it means for service providers and service delivery are available for download from Teen Health The second is a series of five legal guides that describe the confidentiality and reporting obligations of health care providers when adolescents disclose teen dating violence.Sexlaws.org/answer_board is a good place to find the age of consent for your state as well as answers to other questions about minor relationships.Visit law.cornell.edu/ to see minor laws specific to your state.Following these guidelines and understanding the law will help minors learn to date safely.
Yvonne Johnson is a graduate of Georgia College & State University.Teach children about giving and demanding respectful treatment.