NY Governor: Child Victims Act Window Extended

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POUGHKEEPSIE – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced during his daily briefing Friday that the Child Victims Act window for people to file claims of childhood sexual abuse is extended through Jan. 14, 2021.

The Child Victims Act allows those who claim to be victims of child sex abuse one year to seek legal action in New York State.

New York’s court system is no longer accepting Child Victims Act lawsuits due to the coronavirus pandemic. The state’s court system previously postponed all non-essential services and the Child Victims Act lawsuits were not listed as essential.


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