Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect that a quote came from a dissenting opinion.

By reviving time-barred claims and extending the statute of limitations for child sex abuse until the victims’ 55th birthday, the legislature has given victims of sex abuse an opportunity to seek compensation for the harm done to them many years ago. According to the Office of Court Administration, more than 4,000 cases have been filed under the Child Victims Act (CVA). Most of the cases claim that a childcare institution such a school, camp, daycare center, youth recreation facility or mental health care provider negligently failed to prevent the abuse.

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