CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - It's a healing environment for sexual assault victims.
A place where survivors can tell their story when no one else will listen.
Jennifer Schlosser is with the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and is glad that legislation is being proposed to remove the statute of limitations on sexual assault cases in Ohio.
"We make every effort to make our client's spaces trauma-informed, and that means that they're welcoming and beautiful and soothing," she said.
About half of the states in the U.S have no limitations.
Ohio's statute is 25 years.
Nearly 63 percent of sexual assaults go unreported, for many reasons, said Schlosser.
One is, victims fear that no one will believe them. Some victims mentally block it out, and most rape victims know their attacker.
A bill like this gives survivors all the time they need.
"We believe every survivor deserves to have access to justice no matter how long ago they were hurt," she said.
Two Ohio Representatives released the following press release, detailing the legislation: