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Justice for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse at Rose M. Singer Center Lawyer

Rose M. Singer Center a jail on Rikers Island that houses female inmates. Inmates are generally housed in Rose M. Singer for relatively short periods of time while they await trial or to serve out a jail sentence of less than one year. Like other correctional facilities for women, inmates suffer sexual abuse at the hands of correctional officers is a huge problem. Not only is there a problem with sexual abuse, many of the abusers are never held accountable for their criminal actions. Now there is a an opportunity for those who were not able to receive justice for so many yeas to receive it. If you were sexually assaulted at Rose M. Singer Center, contact an experienced New York sexual abuse lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates. With over 20 years of experience successfully representing victims of abuse. We strongly believe in human rights and are here to help victims of sexual abuse.

Adult Survivors Act

Just like victims of any other personal jury, victims of sexual abuse have the right to pursue civil action against their abusers. This is the case even if criminal charges were never filed against the abuser. Historically, filing civil lawsuits against sexually abusive correctional officers at Rose M Singer Center has been challenging. Victims are typically traumatized, making it difficult for them to report the abuse. Victims also fear retaliation. In addition, those who report sexual assault tend to be discredited, and the cases are not always properly investigated. The result is that years go by, the statute of limitation expires, and victims never receive justice.

With the 2022 Adult Survivors Act, victims get another opportunity pursue justice. This new law temporarily waives the prior statute of limitations for adult survivors of sexual abuse and gives them a one year window to file personal injury lawsuits related to a sexual abuse while at Rose M. Singer Center. The Adult Survivors Act is similar in spirit to the 2019 Child Victims Act, but applies to survivors of abuse that occurred when the victim was at least 18 years old.

If you were sexually abused while an inmate Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers Island, immediately contact an experienced New York sexual abuse lawyer to ensure that you do not miss out on this unique opportunity to seek justice. The first date for filing lawsuits is November 24, 2022 and the last day is November 23, 2023. If you fail to file a lawsuit by the deadline, you will forever barred from being able to recover compensation.

Compensation for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Although rape and other types of sex offenses are crimes, victims have the right to pursue civil lawsuits regardless of whether the perpetrators were criminally prosecuted. The defendant in the lawsuit would be the abuser. However, any other person or entity can also be sued if they were aware of the sexual abuse or should have been aware of it and did nothing about it. In many cases of inmate sexual abuse at Rose M. Singer Center and at other correctional facilities, it is common knowledge among staff that sexual abuse occurs. Yet, little is done to prevent it or punish the abusers.

With the help of an experienced sexual abuse attorney in New York, through civil action, adult survivors of sexual abuse at Rose M. Singer Center can demand compensation for medical bills, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, and punitive damages. Because of the severe emotional impact of sexual assault and its heinous nature, victims can receive significant monetary damages.

Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you were incarcerated at the Rose M. Singer Center at Rikers Island and were sexually abused by correctional officers, volunteers, or prison staff, you have the right to file a civil lawsuit for monetary damages. Under the law, the window to file your claim begins on November 24, 2022 and ends on November 23, 2023. Contact an experienced sexual abuse attorney serving New York at Stephen Bilkis & Associates at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Long Island, and Westchester County.

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