New York Catholic Abuse

New York's Catholic Dioceses, like so many around the United States, systematically covered for sexually abusive clergy members. As a result, in September 2018, the New York State attorney general began an investigation into whether New York Catholic officials covered up allegations of sexual abuse of children.

New York has also recognized the state's current civil statute of limitations is too short, and that survivors of clergy sex abuse need more time to come forward and hold the Church accountable in court.

Legal Changes Mean The Time To Act Is Now

New York recently passed the "Child Victims Act," which eliminated New York's statute of limitations for all abuse victims for a one-year period beginning in August 2019, meaning the time to act is now. New York's window for filing legal claims arising from child sexual abuse will close in August 2020. If a child sexual abuse survivor does not file by August 2020, they may lose the opportunity to hold their abuser accountable.

Learn About Your Rights And Options

We currently represent New York Catholic Church sexual abuse victims. If you or a loved one is a victim of childhood sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, or reach us online.

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