To the Editor:
Passage of the Child Victims Act was long overdue, and I am proud to have co-sponsored this important legislation.
Justice demands that abusers be held accountable for the devastating impacts they have had on the lives of victims, and beginning Aug. 14, child victims of abuse, regardless of their current age, will have a one-year window in which to file civil lawsuits against their abusers.
I have full confidence that our court system is up to the task of trying these cases and holding perpetrators accountable.
NYS Senator Jen Metzger
42nd Senate District