Even though there are laws in place that work to bring peace and closure to the victims of childhood sexual abuse, the field itself still has room for improvement. To make sure progress is made and initiatives receive the support they deserve, everyday citizens and celebrities join forces in a conscience purpose. One example of this is cohesive behavior is the establishment of a coalition named “New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators”. Another instance of the rising tide of advocacy childhood victims of sexual abuse is Corey Feldman’s public endorsement of the Child Victims Act.
Although there is a good amount of public appeal and even social awareness on the matter, some members of Congress seek to keep discussion off the Senate floor. The act brings a lot to the table for childhood victims in the State of New York. For starters, it eliminates the statute of limitations in criminal and civil cases regarding child sex abuse. That is a positive change for any future victims. But, the legislation also does something else for those cases long in the past. It allows cases that are no more than 50 years old to at least be heard in court. It should be noted that those older cases would have a year-long window after the bill passes to be heard.
The senate bill is sponsored by Brad Hoylman. The elimination of statute limits directly addresses the nature of the crimes being brought to court. Current New York law marks the cutoff date to bring a case before the court around a person’s 23rd birthday. There are other laws on the books similar to the Child Victims act. And even as plenty of people stand for its overall purpose, there are some professionals on the job who know what it is to get results on the matter.
One such citizen is Jeff Herman. Jeff Herman is renowned as a great litigation and trial lawyer. Jeff Herman’s professional passions burn especially strong for survivors of sexual exploitation, abuse and assault. Thousands of clients have him to thank for proactive and superlative representation.
Jeff Herman is the Founder and Managing Partner for Herman Law where he devotes all of his expertise and experience to victim of sexual abuse. For over a decade, Jeff Herman has made national headlines exposing sexual predators and the institutions that protect them.
In 2013, Jeff Herman was named “Child Advocate of the Year” by KidSafe Foundation during their 4th Annual Fundraiser. He has been referred to in the media as the “Dark Knight”, fighting for the most vulnerable victims. Herman has also been referred to as the “legal eagle” and the “Go-To-Guy” for sexual abuse lawsuits. Click Here for more information.
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