New York State Assembly plans new legislation to help child-sex abuse victims

BY KENNETH LOVETT, GLENN BLAIN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, June 2, 2016 ALBANY — Finally, some good news for child sexual abuse victims in their fight to obtain justice. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) said his chamber is working on new legislation that would eliminate or significantly extend New York’s statute of limitations for child abuse cases. “I think we […]

“Walk for a Window” across the Brooklyn Bridge represents a turning point for children’s civil rights

BY MARCI HAMILTON SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, June 1, 2016 The “Walk for a Window” next Sunday across the Brooklyn Bridge is in support of survivors of child sex abuse, but just as important, it is a turning point in the emerging global civil rights movement for children. Not long ago, women and children belonged to their […]

Child Victims Act supporters prepare Brooklyn Bridge march

BY LARRY MCSHANE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, May 26, 2016 Supporters of child sex-abuse survivors are bringing their fight from Albany to City Hall. Proponents of the Child Victims Act plan a June 5 march across the Brooklyn Bridge to lower Manhattan in a push to win passage of the contentious legislation. The proposed law was first introduced a decade […]

ACTION ALERT: They Still Need to Hear From YOU! Ask Senate Judiciary Comm. Members To Support HB 1947 with NO Changes

On April 13, the PA House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed HB 1947. While the bill does not include all we wanted and have worked for, it does: Open a “window” with no end date for many survivors (those under 50 whenever the law is enacted) Help expose more predators who have been hiding behind the short time limitations that have been […]

OP ED: Never-ending Penn State cover-up

by REP. MARK ROZZI POSTED: 05/06/16 | Pottstown Post-Mercury Did Joe know? News accounts indicate that a Penn State insurer claimed “in 1976, a child allegedly reported to PSU’s Head Coach Joseph Paterno that he (the child) was sexually molested by Sandusky.” Apparently the victim depositions are under seal. What else is new? The biggest thing that jumps out to […]

Altoona-Johnstown abuse changed minds

MAY 7, 2016 by Maria Panaritis, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer Rep. Thomas Caltagirone was disgusted. The veteran Democrat from Reading had been one of the Catholic Church’s staunchest political allies for years, but by March he had hit a breaking point. Sen. John Rafferty (from left) and colleagues Daylin Leach and Stewart Greenleaf, all of Montgomery County, have yet to […]