Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church in New York
Story Regarding Religious Orders: Some of our clients recently chose to share their stories about sexual abuse involving religious orders. The articles include interviews with Michael Pfau, one of the attorneys featured on this website who has represented abuse survivors across the country. You can watch one of the stories by clicking here and you can read another one of the stories by clicking here.
Update Regarding the Child Victims Act: We represent many people who survived sexual abuse by priests and others within the Catholic Church in New York. We work with each client to provide them as many legal options as possible, including trying to resolve their claim informally or preparing to file a lawsuit based on the recently passed Child Victims Act.
The Child Victims Act was signed into law on February 14, 2019, and gives all abuse survivors, regardless of their current age, one year to file a lawsuit starting on August 14, 2019. If you or someone you love survived abuse, please contact us right away to learn your options. The one year provided by the Child Victims Act could be significantly shortened if a defendant, such as a Diocese, files for bankruptcy. That means your time to take action could be much shorter.
List of Credibly Abused Priests: As the Church in New York undergoes more and more scrutiny for how it handled child abuse in its ranks, it is likely that more and more evidence will come to light showing that the Church failed to protect children from sexual predators in its ranks. The following Dioceses and Archdioceses are located within New York, and each has been subject to investigations into how they handled child sexual abuse in their ranks: