Issues: Victims

Domestic Violence

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 14, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

*Press Release*

Senate passes legislation to protect privacy of domestic violence survivors Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced passage of legislation (S. 1031B) that will enhance domestic violence survivors’ safety by requiring insurers to provide them with alternative contact information which protects their privacy and ensures correspondence is received at a safe location free from the fear of attack.

April 14, 2011
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Urges all New Yorkers to Commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 10-16, 2011

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is a time to reflect upon the lives that have been tragically cut short or forever impaired due to the horrific nature of a crime.  It is just one week throughout the year in which we are asked to devote a moment or two to honor the lives and memories of those who were victims of crime.  This year’s theme of  “Reshaping the Future, Honoring the Past,” asks that we take a critical and unbiased look at our justice system and evaluate

April 12, 2011
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO SPONSORS “BRITTANY’S LAW” TO REGISTER AND TRACK VIOLENT FELONS

Continuing his aggressive efforts to protect our communities from violent crime, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio has sponsored legislation (S.3645A) to create a statewide registry tracking violent felony offenders who are released from prison. The legislation, known as “Brittany’s Law”, is named for 12-year-old Brittany Passalacqua, who was murdered along with her mother by a violent convicted felon who had been released from prison early and put on parole just months earlier.

April 11, 2011
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Preventing Sexual Abuse

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 5, 2011Contact:  Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Senate Bills Strengthen Protections for Youth and Other Vulnerable New Yorkers from Sexual Predators

Working to protect victims of sexual abuse, the New York State Senate passed a package of bills aimed at improving public safety, creating harsher penalties for perpetrators of sexual abuse and strengthening adherence to penal laws, Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced today.

April 5, 2011
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SENATOR SALAND PASSES SEVERAL BILLS TO PROVIDE ENHANCED PROTECTIONS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced that the Senate has passed his legislation that requires the court to consider certain risk factors to the victim when determining bail (S.1414A), allows for the entering of an order of protection upon sentencing (S.1428),  amends the definitions of “victim of domestic violence” and “family and household members” for the purposes of domestic violence prevention (S.4222), and  imposes stricter regulations on the purchasing of a firearm based upon conviction for certain misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence (S.4244). 

March 30, 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 29, 2011 Room 411 LOB

March 29, 12:00 PM - 12:27 PM
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Video: Gallivan Pushes for Death Penalty for Cop Killers

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I -- 59th District), a former member of the New York State Police and Sheriff of Erie County calls for a reinstatement of the death penalty for those who murder police officers, peace officers or corrections officers in New York State.

March 22, 2011
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ADDABBO, MILLER PUSH PASSAGE OF SEX OFFENDER EMPLOYMENT ACT IN SENATE & ASSEMBLY

Bill Looks to Prevent Hiring Registered Sex Offenders Having Direct Contact with Children Under 16

March 15, 2011
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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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