Under this new law, survivors of child sexual abuse in New York have one year to take legal action against their abusers and the institutions that may have protected them — no matter the age of the survivor, when the abuse occurred, or if the perpetrator is alive or dead.
But this window is only open for one year. It began August 14, 2019. After August 13, 2021* only child sex abuse survivors under age 56 will be allowed to bring a civil lawsuit against abusers and institutions that protected them.
*Due to coronavirus this deadline has been extended by one year.
Project in collaboration with Incorrigibles. Thank you to the Shelly and Donald Rubin Foundation for Art and Social Justice. New York Foundation for the Arts, and GlobalGiving RedBackpack Fund for their support of this work.