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The New York Child Victims Act makes a necessary change to long standing precedent in statutes of limitations in child sexual assault cases. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has made this Act one of his top initiatives for 2018-19, and after the Legislature voted to approve the legislation on Monday Jan 28th,2019, it now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

The Child Victims Act will extend the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse crimes to the age of 28 in criminal cases and the age of 50 in civil cases, with a one year-window to bring civil claims for victims below that age limit.

For more information on the act and if you feel that a claim can be revived, contact us today.

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Jeff Herman Shares Tips for Parents to Protect Children Against Sexual Abuse

Apr 10, 2018 - Media, News by

In today’s world, it’s more important than ever for parents to be aware of what is going on in our children’s lives.  How do parents keep their kids safe from predators, both online and offline?  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney and advocate for survivors of rape, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation, offers advice for parents on how to speak to your children about sex crimes and predators and how to recognize signs of abuse.

How to Talk to Your Children About Sex Crimes and Predators

Your child’s vulnerability makes them an easy target for predators to lure, manipulate and abuse.  When a naïve child is sexually abused, it can result in one of two things; either the child doesn’t even realize that they’ve been abused or taken advantage of, and therefore continue to permit the abuse and willingly comply, or they recognize what’s happened and feel guilty for ‘letting’ it happen, which can cause a multitude of other problems.

We can’t be there to protect them 24/7, but we can arm them against the dangers of child molesters and rapists by educating them, keeping open lines of communication, and helping them set healthy boundaries for their bodies. Jeff Herman suggests taking the following steps to talk to your kids about the dangers of sex crimes and sexual predators



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