The New York legislature is set to pass the updated New York Child Victims Act on Monday. Revisions to the act will grant sexual abuse survivors more opportunities to file claims against their abusers. The statute of limitations, which previously set the allowance to file criminal charges against perpetrators at age 23 for the survivors, will be raised to age 28 for felony cases. Survivors will be permitted to file civil suits up until the age of 55. A one-year window will be available for older filings that were dismissed in court due to the previous guidelines.
For sexual abuse survivors, the passing of the newly updated New York Child Victims Act means that they will be that much closer to receiving justice after enduring debilitating trauma in the aftermath of abuse. Individuals who attempted to file claims against their abusers will have another chance to see that they are held accountable.
If you have been sexually abused or assaulted, please call us at 302-656-5445 or contact us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation. At Jacobs & Crumplar, the sexual abuse lawyers represent clients across the country from as far away as North Dakota. Currently, we are representing multiple victims of sexual abuse in New York.