January 2012

NY Governor's Budget Includes Important Proposals for Victims of Violence and Abuse

Posted on: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Keywords: Safe Horizon, New York State, New York State budget, crime victims, abuse victims, crime victim programs, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Michael Polenberg, VP of Government Affairs at Safe Horizon, blogs about the continuing economic pressures threatening the viability of valuable programs serving victims of violence and abuse, and writes that the budget proposal for SFY 2012-2013, released on January 17...

NY Child Victims Act Would Give Adult Survivors of Child Abuse More Time to Seek Justice

Posted on: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Keywords: New York Child Victims Act, NY Assemblywoman Margaret Markey, adult survivors of child abuse, child abuse victims, Safe Horizon, justice for victims of child abuse

NY Assembly Member Margaret Markey has proposed legistlation that would give adult survivors of child sexual abuse five more years to seek criminal and civil justice against their abusers - legislation that Safe Horizon supports. Join us in supporting this...

Take Action to Support NY State DNA Bill

Posted on: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Keywords: New York, New York State governor, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York State Get Involved, DNA crimes bill, crime victims, Safe Horizon, New York crimes

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo launched the website, NYGetInvolved.com, to educate New Yorkers about the 2012-2013 Executive Budget and Reform Plan to the Legislature, following his proposed legislation for NY to become the first state to collect DNA on all...

Associated Press Reports on Gov. Cuomo’s Proposal for All-Crimes DNA Bill

Posted on: Thursday, January 12, 2012

Keywords: All-Crimes DNA bill, New York, New York State, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, Safe Horizon, crime victim, crime victim law, crime victim bill

The addition of petit larceny to a list of crimes requiring DNA samples from convicted offenders has helped solve 51 murders, 222 sexual assaults, 117 robberies and 407 burglaries over the past five and a half years, New York authorities...

Safe Horizon SVP Nancy Arnow Discusses Child-on-Child Sex Abuse Case Issues with Associated Press

Posted on: Monday, January 9, 2012

Keywords: Safe Horizon, Child Sex Abuse, Child on child sex abuse, Nancy Arnow, Associated Press, child sex abuse offenders

Child-on-Child Sex Abuse Poses Complex Challengesby David CraryAssociated PressRecent high-profile cases of child sex abuse have roused national revulsion against the adults who perpetrated them. Rarely mentioned is the sobering statistic that more than one-third of the sexual abuse of...

NY Governor Proposes All-Crimes DNA Bill Law to Help Crime Victims

Posted on: Thursday, January 5, 2012

Keywords: New York, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York State of the State address, crime victims, DNA bill, DNA law, All-Crimes DNA BIll

In his State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that he will propose an important new law to bring closure to unsolved crimes and prevent further crimes from taking place. The All Crimes DNA Bill will expand...

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