Pushing for passage

Manhattan Times

April 26, 2018

Survivors of child sex abuse recently have made themselves heard across New York in recent weeks, as they push for passage of the state’s Child Victims Act (CVA), legislation that would increase both the criminal and civil statute of limitations on sex abuse cases.

In March, rape survivor and CVA Kat Sullivan unveiled three digital billboards, calling out her rapist and New York’s outdated laws on child sex abuse.

Currently, child survivors in New York have until the age of 23 to bring their abusers to court. After their 23rd birthday, they have no legal recourse.

If passed, the CVA would raise the statute of limitations for survivors of child sex abuse in New York and provide a one-year look back window for survivors of any age to bring their abusers to court.

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