New York’s Child Victims Act Window Extended
New York’s governor today announced that survivors of sexual abuse in New York will have an additional five months to bring cases forward under the state’s Child Victims Act. This is a good move that we hope will be emulated in other states around the country that currently have open windows.
We applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo for changing the CVA expiration date from August 13, 2020 to January 14, 2021. We believe this is the appropriate response to how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected survivors in New York and are grateful that this window has been extended.
Hopefully this extra time allotted to survivors in New York will help them remain healthy while also bringing forth cases that expose wrongdoing and protect future children from the scourge of sexual abuse.
CONTACT: Zach Hiner, Executive Director (email@example.com, 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 SNAPnetwork.org)
SNAP Conference Postponed to September
As cases of COVID-19 continue to dominate the headlines, affect the way we work and play, and force changes to our daily lives, we have decided to postpone the SNAP Annual Conference from July until September. We are now planning to hold the conference from September 25 - 27 and it will still be held in Denver, CO.
In order to help make this change easier, we will be charging only $99 for registration from now through June 30. Stay tuned for updates and register today on our conference page.SNAP Conference Postponed to September