Arkansas Child Sexual Abuse Survivor Rights & Laws
Justice for Vulnerable Victims of Sexual Abuse Act
In May of 2021, Arkansas Senate Bill 676, also known as the “Justice for Vulnerable Victims of Sexual Abuse Act,” was passed into law. Like other recent survivor-centric legislation in California, New York, Minnesota, and New Jersey, this revolutionary law opens the courthouse doors for previously time-barred survivors of child sexual abuse and provides new rights and opportunities for seeking justice and accountability.
- The law goes into effect in February of 2022
- The law gives survivors until the age of 55 to use the civil courts to seek justice for child sexual abuse.
- The law Provides survivors who are over 55 or whose civil rights have expired will now have a two-year “window”—from February 1, 2022 to January 31, 2024—to bring a civil lawsuit.
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If you were sexually abused as a child in Arkansas, call us for a free consultation with one of our sexual abuse advocates or attorneys. Our staff of attorneys, paralegals, and advocates have years of experience working with survivors of institutional sexual abuse and work hard to ensure that each survivor’s call is handled with compassion, respect and confidentiality.
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