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Adult Survivors Act

Adult Survivors Act

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    State legislators and survivors of abuse discussing the Child Victims Act (photo: NY Senate)


    Last week, advocates rallied in Albany to call on the State Assembly to pass the Adult Survivors Act, a landmark law that would create a lookback period allowing the adult victims of sexual assault and abuse whose claims are now time-barred to pursue those claims in court.

    The advocates are right: Passing the Adult Survivors Act is absolutely essential if we are to provide justice to the countless people, mostly women, in New York State who have been

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