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Child Victims Act

Adult Survivors Act Passes Senate

Posted June 10, 2021

In 2019, lawmakers passed the Child Victims Act, which temporarily lifted statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse victims, empowering survivors to bring suit against their attackers no matter how long ago the crime was committed. As the deadline...

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Child Victims Get a One-Year Extension to File Assault Claims

Posted October 12, 2020

Amidst opposition from the Catholic Church and insurance companies, the Child Victims Act sat on the back burner of the New York legislature for 13 years—until it was finally signed into law in 2019. The act gave sexual abuse...

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