Safe Horizon + Survivors Rally for One Year Anniversary of Child Victims Act
1,420 civil cases filed to date, six months left on one year window -- Safe Horizon calls on Legislature to extend the window another year
NEW YORK (01/26/2020) (readMedia)-- Livestream will be here.
On Monday the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey Berman, will stand with survivors of childhood sexual abuse and Safe Horizon -- the largest victims services provider in the country -- to mark the one year anniversary of the Child Victims Act. The CVA includes a one year window that allows survivors of any age to file civil claims against their abusers or liable institutions, like the estate of the late Jeffrey Epstein, no matter how long ago the abuse happened. The window closes on August 13th, 2020.
Since the one year window opened on August 14th, 2019 there have been over 1,400 claims filed across the state. There is currently a bill in the state legislature to extend the lookback window for another year to allow more victims more time to come forward.
Geoffrey Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
Ariel Zwang, CEO of Safe Horizon
Ana Wagner, Survivor
Brian Toale, Survivor
Asher Lovy, Survivor
SDNY USA Berman + Safe Horizon Urge Survivors to Take Advantage of Child Victims Act, Six Months Left on the Look Back Window.
|WHEN:||Monday January 27, 2020 at 11:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)|
|WHERE:||Jeffrey Epstein's Mansion
9 E 71st Street