Statement From Attorney General James On The Passage Of The Child Victims Act

NEW YORK – In response to today’s passage of the Child Victims Act in the New York State Legislature, Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement: 

“It is unconscionable that any individual would get away with sexually abusing a child. For far too long, too many New Yorkers have dealt with the long term physical and psychological pain of this abuse -- pain that has only been magnified by the lack of recourse and accountability. Today, that begins to change. The passage of the Child Victims Act will finally provide survivors with the justice they have long deserved and will serve as a loud and clear message that child abuse will never be tolerated here.”