Child Victims Act

Tom Puckett
March 15, 2019 - 2:28 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Assemblywoman Monica Wallace is introducing a bill requiring members of the clergy to report child abuse. Her bill, the CARE Act, comes weeks after the state passed the child victims act. “The Child Victims Act was a historic first step in bringing abusers to justice and allowing...
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February 14, 2019 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN) -A momentous day for child sex abuse victims in New York State, as the Child Victims Act has finally been signed into law after more than a decade of waiting. Signed. The #ChildVictimsAct is now law. https://t.co/Nr1CFyy1m1 — Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) February 14, 2019 "This is an...
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Tom Puckett
February 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the Child Victims Act is expected to be signed into law Thursday, attorneys are recommending victims who haven't filed a claim to do so as soon as possible. "Once the Child Victims Act is signed, there is a limited one year window beyond age 54 to be filed, and there's a six...
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Brendan Keany
January 29, 2019 - 2:04 am
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - It took too long, but it happened: the Child Victims Act is now a reality in New York . We will bring justice to those who have lived a life of scarring and abuse by finally enacting the #ChildVictimsAct . pic.twitter.com/3TUnXlTINh — Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo)...
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Tom Puckett
January 28, 2019 - 5:53 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) - After years of frustration and failed attempts, survivors of childhood sexual abuse prevailed Monday in Albany when lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to loosen one of the nation's tightest statutes of limitations on molestation to give victims more time to seek criminal charges or...
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Albany, NY (WBEN) - A vote on the Child Victims Act is expected in the State Legislature this upcoming Monday. The bill addresses criminal and civil sexual abuse statutes, and creates a one-year period for alleged victims to file civil lawsuits. If passed, it would give victims of child sex abuse...
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Senator Patrick Gallivan unveils new version of Child Victim's Act on Thursday in Buffalo. November 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
January 14, 2019 - 2:27 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Child molestation victims are demanding that New York state lawmakers pass the long-stalled Child Victims Act within 30 days. Several abuse survivors came to Albany Monday to urge quick action on the bill, which would extend statutes of limitations to give victims more time to...
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Brendan Keany
December 24, 2018 - 1:22 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - In the latest call for Bishop Richard Malone's resignation, local advocates for victims of clergy abuse discussed the importance of the Child Victims Act and why there may be some light at the end of the tunnel as far as getting it passed. "They can wait until the law in New York...
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Governor Andrew Cuomo at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. September 26, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Dana Casullo))
Tom Puckett
November 26, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) During a visit to Western New York last week, Governor Cuomo touched upon a couple of topics, including the Child Victims Act and legalizing recreational marijuana use. Cuomo says the Child Victims Act is needed because there was procrastination by the Catholic Church. "The Child...
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Matt Moran
August 20, 2018 - 5:15 am
Since the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report found sexual abuse of more than 1,000 children by about 300 priests across the State, more focus is being put on New York State. A bill that has been in discussion is the Child Victims Act which would let prosecutors bring criminal cases any time up to a...
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