New York’s Child Victims Act Window Extended

New York’s governor today announced that survivors of sexual abuse in New York will have an additional five months to bring cases forward under the state’s Child Victims Act. This is a good move that we hope will be emulated in other states around the country that currently have open windows.

We applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo for changing the CVA expiration date from August 13, 2020 to January 14, 2021. We believe this is the appropriate response to how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected survivors in New York and are grateful that this window has been extended.

Hopefully this extra time allotted to survivors in New York will help them remain healthy while also bringing forth cases that expose wrongdoing and protect future children from the scourge of sexual abuse.

CONTACT: Zach Hiner, Executive Director ([email protected], 517-974-9009)

(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is

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