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PCANY's Comment on the Passage of the Child Victims Act


Prevent Child Abuse New York is thrilled to see the passage today of the Child Victims Act (CVA). Under the new law, survivors of childhood sexual abuse will be able to file civil lawsuits against abusers and institutions until they are 55 years old. The current law
permits victims to sue only until they are 23.

CVA also:

 includes a “look-back window” for adult survivors who were previously prohibited by the statute of limitations to sue during a one-year period;
 allows survivors to seek felony criminal charges until their 28th birthday, and until their 25th birthday to seek misdemeanor charges; and
 gives law enforcement more time to file charges against abusers.


PCANY's Testimony at the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Human Services


"We also know that child abuse is preventable if we invest in programs that support and strengthen
families. We think that’s money well spent." Read the full testimony here.


PCANY's Public Charge Comments to Department of Homeland Security

"We should not deprive people of services to help them meet basic needs—particularly families with children. Research
shows that strengthening families by providing supports such as nutrition assistance, subsidized child care, and low- or no-cost healthcare results in improved health outcomes/lower medical bills, increased high school graduation rates, and decreased child maltreatment. Society benefits when all boats rise." Read the full statement here.


PCANY's Comments re: Family Detention Policy from Dept. of Homeland Security


"Children should not be detained under any circumstances, but should be housed in the community, with their families, and receive proper supports." Read the full comment here (page 1 and page 2).


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