Child Victims Act Signed into Law, SNAP Responds

For immediate release, February 14, 2019

The much-needed and greatly anticipated Child Victims Act was signed into law today in New York.

We applaud all those involved in championing and passing this important piece of legislation. Any time survivors are given a chance to share their experience and expose their abusers and enablers, it helps protect children and prevent future cases of abuse. The best way to create these opportunities are by reforming the archaic and predator-friendly statutes of limitations and creating “look-back” windows. We are grateful to every person who had a hand in pushing this critical reform through.

Having the chance at their “day in court” can also be a key piece of the healing process for survivors and we are grateful that those who were abused in New York will have this opportunity.

Now, we call on every single legislature in every single state across the country to follow in the footsteps of Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, Senator Brad Hoylman, and Governor Andrew Cuomo in working across chambers and aisles in order to pass similar legislation. Survivors in every state deserve a chance for justice.

CONTACT: Zach Hiner, Executive Director (, 517-974-9009)

(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is

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