BACKGROUND: Assemblywoman Markey will report on expert testimony provided for the April public hearing of the Assembly Codes Committee where criminal justice, academic and victim service experts testified about the severe impact of childhood sexual abuse on victims and society. They advocated for an extension of the criminal and civil statute of limitations for these crimes that is embodied in Markey’s Child Victims Act of NY legislation, which has been approved three times in previous sessions of the Assembly.
The press conference is part of a Lobby Day for the Child Victims Act organized by the NY Coalition to Protect Children. Among those participating will be: Professor Marci Hamilton of Cardozo Law School, an author and legal expert on statute of limitations laws around the nation; representatives of the National Black Church Initiative, the Rabbinical Alliance of America, Prevent Child Abuse New York; and several child abuse survivors who will discuss cases where the statute of limitations has prevented them from getting justice in the New York legal system.
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(Best to enter the press conference location through the State Capitol Building from the State Street or Washington Avenue sides, and follow signs to the Legislative Office Building. Please allow ample time to clear security.)