Safe Horizon and Lt. Gov. Hochul Launch Major PSA Campaign for Child Victims Act in Times Sq.

On 8/14/19 survivors of childhood sexual > 23 have 1 year to sue in civil court

BROOKLYN, NY (08/13/2019) (readMedia)-- On August 13th, Safe Horizon - the largest victims service organization in the country - will unveil a wide ranging public awareness campaign in Times Square to educate adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse about their rights under the newly enacted Child Victims Act. The launch will debut a video and ad PSA campaign featuring survivors, including New York State lawmakers: Senator Alessandra Biaggi, Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, Assemblymember Catalina Cruz, and Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte.

Clear Channel has generously donated digital billboard space.

The launch will happen the day before a one year window opens, allowing survivors to sue their abusers or liable institutions, no matter how old they are or how long ago the abuse happened. The window closes on August 14th, 2020. Survivors who were 23 or older on the day the bill was signed (February 14th, 2019) must take advantage of the window if they want to seek justice in the courts.

The PSA is part of a multi-platform public awareness campaign including digital ad buys on Facebook and Youtube, as well as placement on movie screens before previews, beginning in November. Stills from the State Legislators and Brian Toale survivor, will rotate on Clear Channel's Times Square Screens. Safe Horizon will announce more partnerships and platforms in the coming weeks and months.

Safe Horizon has launched a comprehensive website on the new law that answers frequently asked questions and provides guidance for survivors seeking legal assistance.

If you cannot attend we will be live streaming the event here.


Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul

State Senator Alessandra Biaggi

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou

Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte

Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal

Ariel Zwang, CEO of Safe Horizon

Bridie Farrell, Survivor

Mary Ellen O’Loughlin, Survivor

Brian Toale, Survivor


 Safe Horizon launches Public Awareness Campaign about Child Victims Act in advance of one year window allowing older survivors to sue.

WHEN: Tuesday August 13, 2019 at 10:00AM Hawaii
WHERE: Broadway and 47th Street
Times Square
Directly Next to TKTS Steps
New York