The Arizona Victims’ Rights Bill
On May 27, 2019, Governor Doug Ducey signed into law Arizona’s own victims’ rights bill (HB2466). In so doing, Arizona joined the ranks of New York, New Jersey, and a growing number of other states with Child Victims Acts that effectively reform the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors and open new roads to healing, justice, and accountability.
An historic step forward for child protection, the Arizona victims’ rights bill:
- Extends the age limit to bring a claim against a perpetrator by 12 years, from the current age of 20 to the new age of 30
- Opens a temporary window for survivors older than 30 to file civil claims against their perpetrators and the institutions that protected them, no matter when the abuse occurred.
- Takes effect as of signing (May 27, 2019), with the temporary window remaining open until December 31, 2020 for survivors older than 30.
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Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy, Boy Scout leaders, teachers, coaches or other authority figures to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against perpetrators of sexual abuse and the institutions that protect them. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.
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