NY extends window on Child Victims Act due to coronavirus


May 8, 2020

[In the video on this webpage of Cuomo’s daily COVID-19 presentation, the announcement of the window extension comes at 13:20.]

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York is extending the window to file claims under the Child Victims Act as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

During his daily briefing Friday at Murray Student Center at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, Cuomo said the window to file claims has been extended to January 14.

The CVA gave survivors of child sexual abuse a one-year window to file civil claims through August. Because courts have been closed amid the pandemic, Cuomo said the state will extend that window.

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