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 York, 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.

It’s Time To Take Your Power Back

The New York Child Victims Act has temporarily lifted the statute of limitations allowing survivors of sexual abuse to take legal action. This new law gives survivors the chance to break through the silence, shame and isolation caused by sexual abuse and pursue justice and healing. Under this new law, survivors of child sexual abuse have one year take legal action against their abusers and the institutions that may have protected them – no matter the age of the survivor, when the abuse occurred, or if the perpetrator is alive or dead. But this window is only open for one year, beginning August 14, 2019.

Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

All claims under the New York Child Victims Act must be filed by August 13, 2021. Time is limited. Contact us confidentially today.

It’s Time For the Abuse of Children to Stop.

One of the nation’s premier law firms representing survivors of child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and other institutions for 35+ years, Jeff Anderson and Associates has represented and advocated for thousands of victims of childhood 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, for the disclosure of secret perpetrator identities and 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, and that begins and ends with our ability to support, protect and guide survivors along their journey towards justice and healing.

New York Child Victims Act Diocesan Lawsuits Dashboard & Database

The first 17 months of the New York Child Victims Act (CVA) proved to be a historic time for previously time-barred survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy in New York dioceses. Between the opening of the CVA on August 14, 2019 and December 31, 2020 more than 2,800 child sexual abuse lawsuits involving the Catholic Church, its affiliated organizations, its clergy and its employees were filed in the state of New York. These lawsuits allege abuse by more than 1,400 individuals, including cardinals, bishops, priests, members of religious orders, and lay staff.

We analyzed these lawsuits and have presented our analysis as of April 2021 in an interactive dashboard. We invite you to explore summary data by state or diocese, and scroll or search for accused perpetrators by name. View dashboard.

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 New York, the Diocese of Albany, the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Diocese of Buffalo, the Diocese of Ogdensburg, the Diocese of Rochester, the Diocese of Rockville Center, or the Diocese of Syracuse.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.