NEW YORK (07/14/2019) (readMedia)-- In thirty days the Child Victims Act one year window will open on August 14th, giving survivors of childhood sexual abuse -- of any age -- the opportunity to pursue justice in the courts. This important part of the law would also apply to the survivors who allege that Jeffrey Epstein abused them in New York.
Survivors, advocates and lawmakers will hold a press conference before Epstein's bail hearing Monday to draw attention to the law and how survivors can benefit from it.
Safe Horizon, the largest victims services organization in the country, fought for years to include a look back "window" in the Child Victims Act to ensure the greatest number of survivors could benefit from the new law. Safe Horizon offers a wide array of services including hotlines, shelter, legal services, counseling and a new webpage for adult survivors of child sexual abuse.
Safe Horizon experts are currently available for comment or additional information.
Ariel Zwang, CEO, Safe Horizon
Michael Polenberg, VP of Government Affairs for Safe Horizon
Senator Brad Hoylman
Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal
Asher Lovy, Survivor
Brian Toale, Survivor
Ron Savage, Survivor
Rory Forrestal, Ret. Suffolk County Sex Crimes Detective
Carrie Goldberg, Esq.
Press Conference promoting Child Victims Act one year window for Epstein victims
|WHEN:||Monday July 15, 2019 at 09:00AM Hawaii|
|WHERE:||United States Courthouse
500 Pearl Street