New York Governor Cuomo further extends the Child Victims Act’s “look back” window. Survivors of child sexual abuse now have more time to file a case.
The Catholic Church received $1.4 billion in taxpayer-funded COVID-19 relief aid. Some of this money was given to dioceses with a history of clergy abuse.
Colorado lawmakers were considering a bill for sexual assault survivors. A lead sponsor killed the legislation claiming it didn’t do enough for survivors.
In 2002, the Boston Globe exposed sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. The published work shocked the nation and led to reforms to benefit sexual abuse victims.
New York State lawmakers passed a bill to extend the “look back” window in the Child Victims Act by a full year following COVID-19 court restrictions.
The economic effects of COVID-19 are impacting Catholic dioceses facing sexual abuse claims. The pandemic may lead to more bankruptcies and affect proceedings.