New York Child Victims Act Poster

SOL vs. perp: +5 years from majority = Age 23
SOL vs. employer: +3 years from majority = Age 21Majority Tolling: Age 18
Discovery Tolling: No

Age of Consent: Age 17

None for 1st degree rape (including any rape of a child under age 13 by an adult), 1st degree aggravated sexual abuse, and 1st degree course of sexual conduct against a child.
Age 23 for most other crimes.

2016 Passed Legislation in New York

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     April 15, 2015
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. MILLER, BENEDETTO, SEPULVEDA -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Education -- recommitted to the Committee
          on Education in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2  --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education law, in relation to posting the child
          abuse hotline telephone number in schools
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 409-l
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 409-l. Posting child abuse hotline telephone number. 1. Every public
     4  school including charter schools shall post in English  and  in  Spanish
     5  the  toll-free  telephone  number operated by the office of children and
     6  family services to receive reports of child abuse or neglect established
     7  under section four hundred twenty-two of the  social  services  law  and
     8  directions  for  accessing  the  office  of children and family services
     9  website.
    10    2. The commissioner shall adopt rules and regulations relating to  the
    11  posting required by subdivision one of this section.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    13  it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
    14  ly,  the  commissioner  of education is authorized to promulgate any and
    15  all rules and regulations and  take  any  other  measures  necessary  to
    16  implement this act on its effective date on or before such date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

2016 Pending Bills in New York

Professor Marci A. Hamilton Testimony

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Jewish leaders and rabbis support NY Child Victims Act

Many rabbis and Jewish leaders have seen in our communities the wounds caused by sexual predators; wounds whose pain cannot be overstated, wounds that may never be fully healed. We also painfully acknowledge that rather than being a source of healing for victims of child sexual abuse, religious institutions have too often been a part of the problem.

Get Ready for CVA Lobby Day in Albany Next Week

I’m expecting people from all across New York State in Albany on May 3 and May 4 to speak to their elected state officials about the Child Victims Act and the importance of reforming New York State’s antiquated statute of limitations (SOL) for child sex abuse crimes.


Our CVA Lobby Days are Tuesday and Wednesday, May 3 and May 4. The Tuesday program will include a roundtable where abuse in sports, schools and families will be discussed by a panel of experts and survivors. The second day has been inspired by the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight” which helps us put the focus on hidden abuse in the Catholic Church and related SOL issues in NY State.

Douglas Dowty, DA looks into allegations of possible sex abuse at All Saints Elementary amid baby porn case,

The Onondaga County District Attorney's Office is probing whether…

Rape toolkit in English and Hebrew

Rape toolkit in English and Hebrew

Elana Sztokman, On Marc Gafni, the New York Times, and how sexual-predator rabbis get communal support, Medium

Must read on blind devotion to abusers when they are powerful men

Call. write, fax, email to tell these government leaders to support the New York Child Victims Act to reform statute of limitations for child sex abuse crimes. We need to protect children not predators.


The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State Executive Chamber

Albany, NY 12224
(518) 474-8390
Email: Governor.Andrew.


Hon. John J. Flanagan Senate Majority leader

Room 805, Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247
Phone: 518-455-2071, Fax: 518-426-6904

Hon. Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Senate Minority Conference Leader Room 907, legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247
Phone: 518-455-2585, Fax: 518-426-6811



Hon. Michael F. Nozzolio

Chair, Senate Codes Committee Room 503, Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247
Phone: 518-455-2366, Fax: 518-426-6953

Alphonso David

Counsel to the Governor Executive Chamber Albany, NY 12224
Phone: 518-474-8343

Hon. Carl E. Heastie

NY State Assembly Speaker
Room 932, legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12248
Phone: 518-455-3791, Fax: 518-455-4812

Hon. Jeffrey D. Klein

Independent Democratic Conference Leader Room 913, Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247
Phone: 518-455-3595, Fax: 518-426-6887

Hon. Joseph D. Morelle Assembly Majority Leader

Room 926, Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12248
Phone: 518-455-5373, Fax: 518-455-5647

Kathleen O’Keefe

Counsel to the Assembly Speaker
Room 347, State Capitol, Albany, NY 12248 Phone: 518-455-3781