Rozzi releases statement on negotiations over ‘window to justice’

HARRISBURG, Oct. 17 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi today released the following statement regarding ongoing negotiations over statutes of limitation reform:

“Speculation is that the Senate Majority Caucus plans to amend S.B. 261 to strip institutions from the statute of limitations window for victims of sexual abuse. This is completely unacceptable. A window that does not include institutions is not a window at all. Victims have endured a lifetime of suffering as a result of being sexually abused and then having that abuse covered up by the institutions that abused them. To exclude institutions from the window is just another step toward denying victims the relief that they desperately deserve. This is not a true window to justice.”

Rozzi will release further remarks following the review of proposed language.