Survivors renew call to amend Child Victims Act

Activist Gary Greenberg and supporters rallying in support of the Child Victims Act in Albany in 2018.

ALBANY — Survivors of child sexual abuse and assault raised concerns Wednesday about loopholes in the Child Victims Act and the potential for lawmakers to repeat the same mistakes if they pass the parallel Adult Survivors Act this session.

The Adult Survivors Act is modeled after the Child Victims Act signed in 2019 that allowed survivors of childhood sexual abuse to file civil lawsuits against their abusers for incidents that happened before age 18 until the lookback window closed in August.

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