We have been running a campaign to encourage New York to extend the statute of limitations for survivors of sexual abuse. Previously a person who experiences sexual abuse as a child cannot take civil action after the age of 23. However, many survivors need years to process their trauma and decide to confront their abuser.
In February of 2019 Governor Cuomo signed legislation to change these rules. One of the changes that the legislation made was raising the age to take civil action up to 55 years old. Click here to read the Governor's statement about the legislation.
Thank you to everyone who supported this campaign!