On November 24, 2022, the New York Adult Survivors Act (“ASA”) claim revival period began, providing adult survivors of certain sexual offenses with a one-year opportunity to retroactively file civil claims against their abusers that were otherwise barred by the 20-year statute of limitations. The ASA follows similar revival statutes in New Jersey, California, and New York itself. It grants a legal remedy to survivors of sexual violence who missed their first opportunity to seek justice and seeks to hold powerful abusers, like Donald Trump, accountable for their actions.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice website on February 20, 2023. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Moon, Cassidy, "New York Adult Survivors Act: A Retroactive Opportunity for Accountability and Justice" (2023). ERSJ Blog. 46.