A law was passed in 2019 called The Childs Victims Act that allows for some victims to bring a case after the statute of limitations in some cases.

Changes benefiting child victims under this act are:

  • An extension of the statute of limitations for criminal sex cases involving children under the age of 18

  • An extension the statute of limitations for civil sex abuse cases until the survivor turns 55 (up from 23)

  • Created a time frame of one year to revive cases formerly time-barred under current law. Private and public institutions are now treated the same for matters of child sex abuse. Prior to this bill passing, someone abused in an establishment such as a school would have to file a claim within 90 days of when the abuse occurred.