In 2020, many states passed or proposed bills to expand the rights of child sex abuse survivors. Although some bills failed, lawmakers continue to fight for victims.
Arizona lawmakers opened a “look back” window for sex abuse survivors with expired cases to file legal claims. The window will close on December 31, 2020.
The New York Diocese of Buffalo filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after facing a significant number of clergy sex abuse lawsuits.
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.
Colorado lawmakers were considering a bill for sexual assault survivors. A lead sponsor killed the legislation claiming it didn’t do enough for survivors.
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.