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Colorado lawmakers approve effort to give past child sex assault victims a chance to sue their abusers, institutions

Senate Bill 88 would give survivors of abuse after 1960 for whom the civil statute of limitations has expired the ability to file lawsuits during a three-year window starting Jan. 1, 2022

“Our civil legal system is the single system designed to provide victims with the financial resources they need to heal from emotional, physical, and mental trauma,” said Raana Simmons, the director of public affairs for the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault. “Through this bill, childhood sexual abuse survivors will have access to the civil legal system and hold the institutions accountable who, at best, were complicit in the abuse and, at worst, participatory in shielding serial sex offenders from accountability.”

Read the full article here https://coloradosun.com/2021/06/08/senate-bill-88-colorado-child-sex-assault-window/