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New York’s Child Victims Act Window Opens on August 14th!

November 2022 Update: The window for the NY Child Victims Act is now closed.

September 9, 2021

The Child Victims Act Window Opens on August 14th!

On August 14th, a one-year, one-time-only period will begin to allow all victims of childhood sexual abuse in New York to seek civil action, regardless of how old the victim is or how long ago the abuse occurred. This means that for one year, you may bring claims against the entities responsible for your sexual abuse, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred.

In addition to the window, the Child Victims Act extends New York’s statute of limitations to allow for criminal charges against sexual abusers of children until their victims turn 28 for felony cases, up from the current age limit of 23.

Moving forward, this act also allows victims to seek civil action against their abusers and institutions that enabled them until they turn 55.

Herman Law plans to file dozens of cases against the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Diocese of Rockville Centre and several other Catholic dioceses in the state when the window opens on August 14th!

“There is no statue of limitations for trauma. Brave victims of sexual abuse have suffered for far too long. Survivors deserve a voice and the opportunity to seek justice” said nationally recognized sex abuse attorney Jeff Herman.

The time has finally come for survivors of childhood sexual abuse in New York. “The healing process begins as soon as a survivor speaks about the tragedy that happened to them,” said Jeff.

If you are a survivor of sexual abuse in New York, Herman Law may be able to help you achieve long overdue justice. Jeff Herman is a trailblazer in the representation of victims of sexual abuse, devoting 100% of his practice to the cause. Renowned for his aggressive and tireless advocacy on behalf of his clients, Jeff understands the unique issues involved in the representation of survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

Please contact us today to discuss your options.

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