Issues: Victims

Senator Perkins Passes Legislation to Protect Victims of Sexual Abuse

For many generations sexual assault was not treated as seriously as it should have been.  It used to be that sex assailants could attack someone up to three times before being put on the official sexual predators list.  If the assaults happened over a period longer than ten years, the attacker was still kept off of the predators list. But no more.

File: 
S.1365.pdf

March 8, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Senator Michael F. Nozzolio, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Room 411 LOB

March 8, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR SALAND’S LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN PENALTIES AGAINST CHILD PORNOGRAPHY PASSES SENATE

            Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie), today announced that the New York State Senate has passed his legislation (S.1417A) imposing stricter penalties on criminals who possess or promote child pornography.

February 14, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation to Go After Child Sex-Abusers

Griffo-Sponsored Harsher Penalty Bill for Child Sex-Abusers Passes Senate

 (Albany) – State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) reported that the New York State Senate today passed legislation to strengthen the penalties for those adults who are convicted of the sexual abuse of a child.

Senate bill 1882 amends current criminal provisions to allow for a person to be found guilty of sexual abuse in the 1st degree when the abuser is at least twenty-one years old and the victim is less than thirteen years old.

February 9, 2011
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SENATOR SALAND’S LEGISLATION TO PERMIT CHILD VICTIMS AND WITNESSES TO TESTIFY VIA CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION PASSES THE SENATE

            Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced that the Senate has passed his legislation to minimize the emotional harm to child victims and witnesses in murder, attempted murder cases, (S.1433), or criminal assault and endangering the welfare of a child (S.2194) cases by allowing them to testify via closed-circuit television.

February 8, 2011
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2011-2012 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic " Public Protection"

Joint Legislative Public Hearing Notice and Testimonies for Public Protection.

February 9, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Senator Nozzolio Demands Governor Deny Clemency For Holly Coomber


Recently, Senator Nozzolio called on Governor Paterson to deny clemency to Holly Coomber, who was a willing participant in the cold blooded murder of Donna Guerriri. View a recent news story about Senator Nozzolio's efforts to ensure that Holly Coomber NOT be released from prison here.

December 14, 2010
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10/12/2010: Improving The Quality Of Life In South Jamaica

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: October 5, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

-MEDIA ADVISORY-

Improving the Quality of Life in South Jamaica

October 12, 2010
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The New York State Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims Crime and Correction 2009-2010 Report

This is a The New York State Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims Crime and Correction 2009-2010 Report. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.

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Standing Committee on Crime Victims Crime and Correction 2009-2010 Report

October 8, 2010
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10/4/2010: Emergency Town Hall Meeting

 

Emergency Town Hall Meeting

 To address the violence and stop crime in our community

 Who: Senator Shirley L. Huntley

 Assemblywoman Vivian E. Cook

 Councilman Leroy Comrie

 Community Leader Ruben Wills

 When: Monday, October 4, 2010 @ 7:30 PM

 Where: Bethel Emmanuel Temple C.O.G.I.C

 106-23 154th Street

 Jamaica, New York 11433

October 4, 2010
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Dignity For All Students Act

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: September 9, 2010Media Contact: Lisa King │(404)587-4496 │lisaking530@gmail.com

 

Landmark “Dignity for All Students Act” Signed Into Law Law prevents discrimination and harassment against students on school grounds

(Jamaica, NY) Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced the signing into law of legislation (S. 1987B) that would keep children from facing harassment and abuse at school.

The goal of the ‘Dignity for all Students Act’ is to provide all students with a safe and nurturing school environment conducive to learning by putting an end to harassment and discrimination based on, but not limited to, race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.

September 8, 2010
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HUFFINGTON POST: A Victory for Survivors of Trafficking in New York State

Excerpt from Sienna Baskin and Melissa Broudo's September 2, 2010 Huffington Post column on New York State's new law, sponsored by Senator Duane and Assembly Member Gottfried and co-authored by the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, that allows sex trafficking victims to clear their records of prostitution-related crimes.

HUFFINGTON POST

September 2, 2010

A Victory for Survivors of Trafficking in New York State

by Sienna Baskin and Melissa Broudo

September 2, 2010
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Senate Passes Bill Securing $1.8 Million Dollars For Rape Crisis Centers

On the last day of the legislative session and overshadowed by high profile debates on Hydro-fracking and whether to empower the SUNY Board of Trustees to raise tuition at select college campuses, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson’s budget bill to provide $1.8 million dollars to rape crisis centers throughout New York State passed unanimously and without debate. 

August 11, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Stands with Women's Advocacy Groups to Urge Governor Paterson to Enact New Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors

While violent crime overall has declined in recent years, violence against loved ones is on the rise.  In 2008, intimate partner homicides increased 25% statewide and 45% in counties outside New York City.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), joined by representatives from the Pace Women’s Justice Center, My Sisters’ Place, Hope’s Door and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, today called on Governor Paterson to sign into law sweeping legislation to strengthen the rights and protections of domestic violence survivors and increase the criminal penalties for domestic abuse.

August 10, 2010
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Rallies held in Staten Island against bias crimes

PORT RICHMOND (WABC) -- A day full of rallies was held to combat hate crimes in Staten Island.

It's been a long day of promoting diversity in Staten Island for the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The group held anti-hate rallies at 2 a.m. and noon, culminating with a third at Borough Hall Saturday evening.

To Read More: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local&id=7598022

August 10, 2010
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Annual National Night Out

News From Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: July 29, 2010Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senator Huntley Encourages Participation in ‘National Night Out’

Tuesday, August 3rd is America’s Night Out Against Crime

In an effort to increase public awareness and encourage participation in local anticrime efforts, Senator Huntley (D-Jamaica) notes that Tuesday, August 3rd (between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm) is National Night Out — “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” An event which is beneficial to all.

July 28, 2010
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Standing Up for Women's Reproductive Rights

Recently, I sent an open letter to President Obama expressing my concern over abortion restrictions to the high-risk insurance pools established through the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act.

When the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPAHC) was passed, I felt that we, as a nation, were establishing the beginning of a caring, and needed, response to a serious abuse inherent to the health insurance delivery system. But, the recent announcement applicable to this Act by the Obama administration, prohibiting abortions excepting cases of rape, incest and life endangerment to the mother, carves out a legal medical procedure that has serious implications for a population that is already medically compromised.

File: 
Letter to Obama RE High Risk Pools.pdf

July 27, 2010
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