It’s Time For Truth

If you are a survivor of child sexual abuse by a priest, teacher, coach, or other clergy you are not alone. You have rights. Our attorneys & advocates are here to help you.

It’s time for your voice to be heard. It’s time to hold institutions accountable for covering up decades of sexual abuse. It’s your time. If you are a survivor of sexual abuse in New Jersey, a new law gives you the chance to expose those who hurt you and pursue justice publicly or anonymously, as a John or Jane Doe. This includes abuse committed by:

  • A priest or other member of the clergy
  • An employee of a church or church-owned organization
  • A teacher, coach, or other authority figure

     

It’s time for healing. It’s time for accountability.  It’s time for you to share what happened to you to help prevent similar abuse from happening to others.

All claims under the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill must be filed by November 30, 2021. Time is limited. Contact us confidentially today.

New Law, New Rights, Limited Time: The New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill

On May 13, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Victims’ Rights Bill (S477) into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey.

An historic step forward for child protection, the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill:

  • Allows adult survivors of child sex abuse to bring a civil lawsuit against abusers and institutions that protected them until the survivor reaches the age of 55, or seven years from the date they discover the cause of their injuries (whichever is later).
  • Opens a two-year window in New Jersey for survivors to file cases against perpetrators and the institutions that protected them, no matter when the abuse occurred.

New Jersey’s retroactive civil window for survivors is open from December 1, 2019 until November 30, 2021.

It’s Time For The Abuse Of Children To Stop

As one of the nation’s premier law firms representing survivors of child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and other institutions for almost 40 years, Jeff Anderson and Associates has represented and advocated for thousands of victims of childhood sexual abuse.

In early 2019, we partnered with New Jersey child sexual abuse attorney and survivor advocate Greg Gianforcaro—who, like us, has been working in this space for more than three decades—to ensure that we put the best New Jersey knowledge, experience, passion and tenacity to work for survivors of sexual abuse.

Our firm pioneered the use of civil litigation to seek justice for survivors of child sexual abuse and has tirelessly fought for survivor rights, disclosure of secret perpetrator identities, files held by offending institutions, and for a safer world for our children. We have a reputation for being the best at what we do: that begins and ends with our ability to support, protect and guide survivors along their journey towards justice and healing.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

It’s time for justice. It’s time to bring the truth out into the light. It’s time for accountability and healing. Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of priest sexual abuse to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim against the Archdiocese of Newark, the Diocese of Camden, the Diocese of Metuchen, the Diocese of Paterson, or the Diocese of Trenton.

All claims under the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill must be filed by November 30, 2021. Time is limited. Contact us confidentially today.