Media Alert: November 1 Deadline for Sexual Abuse Survivors in the Archdiocese of New York

November 1 Deadline

48 Hours to Take Action If you Were Sexually Abused in the Archdiocese of New York

(New York, NY) – On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, time will expire for survivors of child sexual abuse who were abused in the Archdiocese of New York. Truth and justice should not have a statute of limitations, however, this may be the last chance sexual abuse survivors in the Archdiocese of New York have to obtain some measure of justice for the abuse they suffered as children.

“It is an urgent necessity for survivors to immediately evaluate their rights before the impending deadline,” said Attorney Mike Reck.  “Given the state of the law in New York, we do not know when another chance for some measure of justice will be available.”

Unfortunately, the Archdiocese of New York and the laws in New York do not allow survivors of sexual abuse to have their day in court. Despite its deficiencies, survivors need to know their rights before this important deadline expires on November 1.

Since the Archdiocese of New York opened its compensation program in October 2016, Jeff Anderson & Associates has helped dozens of survivors submit their cases and has obtained over $3 million in settlements to date. Jeff Anderson & Associates has publicly exposed alleged Archdiocese of New York perpetrators, including a recent disclosure last week of the identities of Fr. Herbert D’Argenio and Fr. Casper Wolf.

The Archdiocese of New York has remained silent and has refused to release the files of the perpetrators or even their identities to the public. Exposure of the alleged offenders’ identities is vital for public safety and to let sexual abuse survivors know they are not alone.

More information on this program can be found on our website. We will continue to bring public awareness to this important deadline via Facebook live for the next 48 hours.