By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Proposed legislation would allow survivors of gender-based violence to seek legal recourse even after the statute of limitations has run out.

Standing with survivors, New York City Council members Carlina Rivera and Selvena Brooks-Powers introduced a bill creating a so-called “look-back window” for civil actions under the Gender-Motivated Violence Act.

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“There is no timeline on processing trauma,” Rivera said.

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“With the new addition of a two-year look-back window to the GMVA, countless others would be able to come forward,” Brooks-Powers said.

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The legislation was drafted in partnership with survivors and is supported by Democratic nominee for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

CBSNewYork Team