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A new law that goes into effect Wednesday, gives adult victims of childhood sex abuse in New York one year to bring civil lawsuits against their alleged abusers and the institutions that may have allowed the abuse. The one-year filing period is known as a "look-back window," and allows victims to bring cases that used to be beyond the state's statute of limitations that legislators overhauled this year. Manhattan Assemblymember Yuh-line Niou is one of the people who voted for the new law, touting it at a news conference on Tuesday.
The order applies to anyone living, working or going to school in four ZIP codes in the neighborhood and requires all unvaccinated people at risk of exposure to the virus to get the vaccine, including children over 6 months old. Oxiris Barbot said the dramatic move was necessary to halt the potential of spreading the disease ahead of the holidays. Both passover and Easter, when families travel, can help spread measles to those not vaccinated. But as a doctor, a public health practitioner, and a mom, I must warn you that exposing your unvaccinated child to measles is very dangerous, and it could even be deadly.
Judging by the revelations by one community news organization that requested from the state Department of Health the records on one adult home in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, New York has progressed pathetically little on overseeing such residences for debilitated individuals in need of special care. Judging by the report of an expert advising on a settlement in a U. Department of Justice lawsuit against the state, it's doing little better in helping the enfeebled escape such hellholes.
CNN The New York State Court system is expecting so many lawsuits as part of a new child sex abuse law that 45 judges have been set aside to deal exclusively with them, spokesman Lucian Chalfen said. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
Elmcor has developed from a small volunteer organization into a major provider of human services. Today, Elmcor is one of the largest non-profit community-based service agencies in Queens. Learn more….
The Brooklyn-based Preschool Mastermindas it's called, is a preschool -type experience for adults. No, really. And according to its founder, there's show-and-tell, arts-and-crafts such as finger paint, games think musical chairs and even naps.
I am a mother, community organizer, and part of a collective of queer and trans people leading the fight to decriminalize the sex trades in New York. I became homeless as a young person after I ran away from sexual violence in the foster system. When I was 15, like thousands of youth experiencing homelessness in New York City, I started trading sex in exchange for housing.