NJ - NJ lawmakers vote on abuse bill today
New Jersey state senators are expected to vote today on a measure that would give child sex abuse victims more time to pursue civil lawsuits against child molesters and those who employ them.
The measure, S1651, eliminates the civil statute of limitations for child sexual abuse. New Jersey eliminated the criminal statute of limitations for child sexual abuse in 1996.
This bill will not only change the law prospectively but would allow past cases as well.
“It also expands the category of those who can be held liable, putting all institutions on notice that they too could be held responsible for knowingly recycling predators and putting children in harm’s way.” said Mark Crawford, NJ Director,
Many child sexual abuse survivors will be on hand at the NJ state house today. The vote in the Senate begins at 2:00 PM.
SNAP will be Representing Clergy Abuse Survivors in Rome!
We are taking the fight to Rome and are standing up for all survivors on a world stage! From February 19-25, Board President Tim Lennon, Seattle Leader Mary Dispenza, Los Angeles Leader Esther Hatfield Miller and Austin Leader Carol Midboe will be traveling to Rome for Pope Francis' Papal Abuse Summit.
If you are a member of the media and looking to get in touch with these survivors while in Rome, click here for our media advisory and contact information. If you are interested in connecting with a survivor in the US from your area of coverage, please contact one of the SNAP leaders in the US listed below:
- East Coast/DC: Becky Ianni (SNAPvirginia@cox.net, 703-801-6044)
- Midwest/Chicago: Zach Hiner (email@example.com, 517-974-9009)
- Midwest/St. Louis: David Clohessy (firstname.lastname@example.org, 314314-566-9790)
- West Coast / San Francisco: Melanie Sakoda (email@example.com, 925-708-6175)
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