All survivors of sexual assault deserve the chance to heal and seek justice regardless of when the abuse occurred or their age at the time of abuse. The Adult Survivors Act (ASA) recently passed in New York State provides that path to justice for survivors who were assaulted at age 18 or older to pursue a civil lawsuit in the courts. No longer can unfair statute of limitations impact the right of survivors to obtain justice against the person who caused them harm.
Safe Horizon is the largest non-profit victim services agency in the United States. It touches the lives of more than 250,000 children, adults, and families affected by crime and abuse throughout New York City each year. Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence, leading the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence. Its mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families, and communities.