Issues: Victims

Senate Passes the "Protect Our Children Act" and Other Measures to Prevent Child Abuse

The New York State Senate today passed crucial measures to help protect the most vulnerable children from abuse, maltreatment, and exploitation. The three bills create new crimes and strengthen penalties to stop future abuse, address the use of the Internet in promoting child sexual abuse, and build upon existing laws preventing female genital mutilation.

May 28, 2015
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Senators Klein, Espaillat & Peralta balance NYCHA application process for homeless domestic violence victims

Senate passes bill granting homeless domestic violence victims the same preference status as granted to homeless New Yorkers

Albany, NY— State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today passed legislation creating equal priority for homeless domestic violence victims and their children applying for apartments in the New York City Housing Authority. Shockingly, homeless victims of abuse classify as second priority, while homeless New Yorkers rank first priority.

May 28, 2015
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Tougher Sentencing Laws for Violent Criminals

Dear Neighbor,

In November of 2009, 12-year-old Brittany Passalacqua was brutally murdered along with her mother, Helen Buchel, in their home.

The perpetrator was John Edward Brown, a violent convicted felon who had been released from prison early after serving only 2 ½ years for assaulting his infant daughter in 2003. Brown had been put on parole just months before he committed the murders. We have a responsibility to keep our communities safe and these tragic deaths underscore the need for tougher penalties for violent offenders.

May 19, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill to Create a Registry of Violent Offenders

The New York State Senate today approved The Domestic Violence Protection Act –Brittany’s Law, a bill that would increase the safety and awareness of communities by increasing access to information about convicted violent felons.

May 18, 2015
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Senator Young's Legisaltion Passed To Provide Further Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

Legislation will allow domestic violence victims to testify via close-circuit television

ALBANY – According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey, only about 48 percent of all violent victimizations are reported to police. Today, the state Senate passed legislation, authored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean), that will provide stronger protections for victims of domestic violence in order to encourage them to report their abuse to the authorities.

“Every nine seconds a woman in the United States is assaulted or beaten and according to studies 84 percent of women visiting hospital emergency rooms for domestic violence were injured by their intimate partners,” said Senator Young.

May 13, 2015
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Senate Passes Bills to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

The New York State Senate today passed two measures to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence and children at risk of abuse.

May 13, 2015
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Willow Domestic Violence Center

Members of Alternatives for Battered Women recently announced that the agency is re-naming itself as the Willow Domestic Violence Center. After nearly 40 years as Alternatives for Battered Women, the Willow Domestic Violence Center will still offer the same service and assitance for ALL victims of domestic violence - female or male, young or old, the Willow Center is available to help. For more information, visit their new website at www.willowcenterny.org

May 8, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction  Senator Patrick Gallivan, Chair  10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 13, 2015  Room 123 CAP

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May 13, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Justice for Job Seekers Investigative Report

Results of Undercover Investigation Shows Shady and Fraudulent Practices of NYC Agencies Preying on Immigrants 

New Legislation Would Crackdown on Illicit Activity by Agencies

File: 
Full Investigative Report

May 7, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN, ASSEMBLYMAN MOYA AND JUSTICE FOR JOB SEEKERS CAMPAIGN RELEASE INVESTIGATIVE REPORT INTO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

Results of Undercover Investigation Shows Shady and Fraudulent Practices of NYC Agencies Preying on Immigrants 

New Legislation Would Crackdown on Illicit Activity by Agencies

May 7, 2015
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SENATOR ADDABBO STATEMENT ON DEATH OF POLICE OFFICER BRIAN MOORE

For Immediate Release -- May 4, 2015Queens, NY: "My thoughts and prayers are with POBrian Moore who passed away earlier today and with his family. PO Moore joinsthe unacceptable number of Police Officers who were murdered merely because ofthe uniform they wore. I intend to continue my promotion of legislation thatcalls for the elimination of parole for those who kill police officers on duty."

May 4, 2015
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Protect Our Kids: Senator Kennedy Announces Legislation to Streamline CPS Passes Out of Committee, Ready for Consideration of Full Senate

Kennedy-sponsored Legislation Designed to Streamline CPS Gains Momentum in Albany, Passes Through Key Committee

Bill Allows Doctors, Nurses and Law Enforcement to Bypass Abuse Hotline, Report Child Maltreatment Directly to CPS

BUFFALO, NY – As Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) continues his push to improve Child Protective Services in Western New York and across New York State, he announced new progress today on a key reform to further streamline the process for reporting child abuse. Kennedy helped an important bill that improves the coordination between medical personnel and Child Protective Services workers secure approval from the Senate Finance Committee, which moves it toward a vote before the full Senate. 

April 29, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Senator Patrick Gallivan, Chair 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 23, 2015 Room 123 CAP

April 23, 10:00 AM - 10:14 AM
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Monroe County/City of Rochester Crime Victims' Coalition

I joined the Monroe County/City of Rochester Coalition for Crime Victims to help kickoff National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which will take place from April 19 - April 25. National Crime Victims' Rights Week highlights the support crime victims need in their road to recovery. Many thanks to all of the local law enforcement officials and advocacy agencies in our community that help crime victims every day. 

April 16, 2015
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Senators Young, Funke, Ortt, and Croci Announce $4.6 Million in Additional Funding for Critical Programs to Help Victims of Rape and Sexual Violence

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, New York State Senators Catharine Young (R-C-I, Olean), Rich Funke (R-C-I, Fairport), Robert Ortt (R-C-I, North Tonawanda), and Thomas Croci (R, Sayville) today announced that they succeeded in securing an additional $4.6 million in funding in the 2015-16 State Budget to help victims of rape and sexual violence. The S

April 14, 2015
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After Year-Long Fight, Kennedy Secures $300,000 In State Funding for Crisis Services, Reverses Catastrophic Cuts to Vital Support Programs

Kennedy: Crisis Services Too Important to Risk – New Funding Stream Will Ensure Victims Get Support They Need 

Albany Heard Voices Of Over 2,000 Who Signed Petition Demanding Restoration of Funding 

April 6, 2015
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Statement From Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos on Assembly Passage of Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

I commend Speaker Heastie for bringing long-stalled, anti-human trafficking legislation to the floor of the State Assembly as a standalone bill, as Senate Republicans have been calling on the Assembly to do for the better part of two years now.

By doing so, the Speaker has signaled the importance of putting progress ahead of politics, and shown that this Legislature can work together to get a result on issues important to the women of this state.

March 17, 2015
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Assembly Passage of Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation a Positive Step For Women Across New York

Statement from Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) on the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act:

 

“Today’s passage of the anti-human trafficking legislation by the Assembly is a positive step for the health and safety of all New York’s women. For nearly two years my Senate Republican colleagues and I have been calling on the Assembly’s downstate leadership to follow our lead and put progress ahead of politics. By finally doing what’s right for New York’s women, the new Assembly Speaker has shown a willingness to work together to get results on the critical issues before our state.

 

March 16, 2015
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Senate Gives Final Passage to Bill Expediting Investigations of Missing Children

The New York State Senate today gave final passage to legislation that would expedite access to critical information in missing child cases. The bill (S3520A), sponsored by Senator George A. Amedore, Jr.

March 16, 2015
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