The attorneys at Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz have years of experience seeking damages for sexual abuse victims.
The New York Child Victims Act opens a limited “look-back window” in which childhood sexual abuse survivors of any age can pursue claims against their abusers and institutions no matter when the abuse happened.
Finally, survivors of clergy abuse now have the opportunity, within a limited period of time, to seek justice and compensation for the abuse they suffered. All claims under the New York Child Victims Act must be filed by August 13, 2021.
Sexual abuse or assault within the Catholic Church is nothing new. For hundreds of years, Catholic clergy have used their power and authority to sexually assault the most vulnerable members of their congregations - children.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse by the Catholic Church, please reach out to us. Your communication with us is completely confidential.
Survivors of Catholic clergy sexual abuse will not be silenced. In recent years, their voices have grown louder and stronger as they’ve shared their harrowing stories of abuse with their communities, the media, and the legal system.
Are you or a family member a survivor of sexual harassment or assault by a priest, deacon, nun, or other clergy member? Our attorneys are listening. If you would like to learn how we use the civil justice system to hold clergy and the Catholic church accountable for their abuses, please submit the form for a free consultation.