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New York Child Victims Act

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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What motivates Jeff Herman to fight for victims of sexual abuse?

Well it changes my life too because I feel really good about what I do, I mean I love what I do, I love going to work. There’s no greater feeling that when you know when a family comes to me the child already been abused but the feeling of being able to help them and give them a road map, and show them that there is light at the end of the tunnel. And for me the greatest point of the case is when the parents say to me; Yeah you were right Jeff, you know we now we’ve come through this and its sort of like they’ve come through the abyss and there is light and they see that light and then they’re there for their child or the adult survivor is on that journey for healing. I always say healing is a journey it’s not a destination. You know there’s no magic wand, nobody’s going to snap their fingers and a victim is going to be healed. Victims know that better than anybody, but there are important milestones along that journey and I think having a voice, in a civil case in particular, is one of those milestones. And if handled correctly, that milestone is a significant jump start for a victim on their journey of healing.

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