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New Laws Protecting Sexual Assault Survivors Don’t Bring Justice for All

There has been a gradual wave of reform efforts across the country granting sexual assault survivors more time to sue their alleged abusers. With New York’s Adult Survivor Act taking effect last month, about half of states have either eliminated or expanded their statute of limitations on sexual offenses, including five states just this year. […]

Posted inCriminal Justice, Incarceration

Justice For Sex Assault Survivors Expands Behind Bars and Across the U.S.

On Thanksgiving Day, the Adult Survivor Act will go into effect in New York, allowing over 750 formerly incarcerated individuals to file civil lawsuits against the state for failing to protect them from sexual violence they say they experienced while in prison.  The new law is part of a wave of reforms across the country […]