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.
NYS Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, alleging a yearslong coverup of credible child sexual abuse allegations.
A recent Vatican report found the late Pope John Paul II was warned of allegations against Theodore McCarrick before making him Archbishop of Washington.
Citing the financial impacts of abuse claims and the pandemic, the NY Diocese of Rockville Centre and the Diocese of Camden in NJ filed for bankruptcy in Oct.
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.