Child Victims Act Will Not Be Extended in NY

By Olivia Jaquith
April 9, 2020

ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) -- The window for alleged victims of child sexual abuse to seek legal retribution in New York State will end on August 14, despite talks of a possible extension.

Lawmakers in Albany have declined that extension. Governor Cuomo's secretary, Melissa DeRosa, said April 4 there was no conversation about an extension to the legal window in budget talks

However, according to the New York Law Journal, the state court system is no longer accepting Child Victims Act lawsuits, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

New York courts postponed all non-essential services, and these lawsuits are not listed as "essential."








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