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RJI Supports AB 3120: Childhood Sexual Abuse-Eliminating Statutes of Limitation (California)

June 7, 2018
RJI is pleased to support AB 3120 (as amended April 19) in the California Legislature authored by Assemblywoman
Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher which eliminates the statute of limitations (in civil cases) for victims of childhood sexual
abuse among other provisions. RJI has been a long supporter and advocate for those sexually abused in cases of
institutional abuse and others in authority. It is our view that victims-driven restorative justice should apply to each
case of sexual abuse which stresses offender accountability and provides avenues for the victim to be restored, as
much as possible.

Victims of abuse should have all the time they need to come forward and report the abuse that occurred. No arbitrary
time limit should impede victims of abuse as they seek justice and reparation from the justice system. AB 3120 also
addresses the need to hold all those accountable who have covered up abuse of children and have not reported the
abuse to law enforcement. This is an important provision that should be in any legislation or law to stop offenders from
abusing others.
We thank Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher for carrying this important bill. RJI is in support of AB 3120 in the
California Legislature.

For a full copy of our support letter download PDF here.