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NY proposes Child Victims Act fund to aid school districts hit with heavy lawsuits

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A proposed New York State Senate bill seeks to establish the Child Victims Act (CVA) fund, aimed at reimbursing public school districts or foster care agencies facing substantial financial burdens from CVA lawsuits.


The CVA, which extended the statute of limitations for survivors of child sexual abuse, has led to over 10,000 cases filed in New York.

The initiative, supported by Republican state senator George Borrello, envisions a $200 million fund that could also benefit victims when the defendant can’t meet the settlement obligations.

The bill awaits review by Gov. Kathy Hochul and, if approved, might be integrated into the upcoming state budget.