The New York State Senate passed the Adult Survivors Act creating a one-year look back window for survivors of sex crimes who were 18 years of age or older at the time these crimes were committed.

Victims who have had justice denied them as a result of New York’s formerly insufficient statutes of limitations will be given the opportunity to seek civil redress against their abuser, or their abuser’s enablers, in a court of law.

In 2019, the Senate Majority passed the Child Victims Act that created a one-year look back to those who were under the age of 18 when abused. The Adult Survivors Act continues the Senate Majority’s commitment to the victims of sexual abuse.