New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Monday, May 13, 2019 to ease restrictions on when childhood sexual abuse victims can seek damages in court, an action that comes after a wave of details last year about the abuse of minors in the Roman Catholic Church. This new law will significantly impact child victims of …
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Sexual harassment and abuse lurks its ugly head everywhere – even in summer camps. As NJY Camps, a large Jewish camping network, scrambles to recover from a sexual abuse scandal that brought down its longtime director, another Jewish camp, Camp Ramah, is taking the full-on hug off the table for its counselors.
Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Carol Murphy sponsored legislation to create the Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights, which cleared the New Jersey legislature Monday, March 25, 2019 with final passage in the Assembly at 77-0. State legislators passed the bill despite fierce opposition from the Catholic Church
The Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese is hoping to release a report on how their independent reconciliation and compensation program (IRCP) have been going for people alleging abuse by clergy. The IRCP was established in early 2018 with the intention of allowing victims of clergy abuse to seek compensation.
Sexual abuse or assault can forever impact the lives of victims and their loved ones. Although years may go by and the pain may become dull, the scar will never fully go away.
Over the past few decades, it has come to light that thousands of children and young adults have been sexually assaulted by priests and/or other clergy. Unfortunately, some of these predators are adults
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn named more than 100 priests who have been credibly accused of allegedly sexually abusing a child.
By passing the Child Victims Act, New York has provided victims of child sexual abuse, who were once too old, to seek justice and compensation from their abusers and the institutions that harbored them.
After more than a decade of lobbying, advocates for changes in the New York state statute of limitations got what they wanted on January 29.
By passing the Child Victims Act into law, the state of New York has given victims of child abuse a chance to sue their attackers and the institutions.