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Victims of child sexual abuse in New York have a window to bring charges against abusers starting today that had been closed due to statutes of limitations.  It can take years for a survivor to come forward.


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A Central New York citizen, who comforted a crime victim as she was dying, is the driving force behind a measure to reform pretrial release.  The bill in Congress by John Katko, (R, NY-24) seeks to improve electronic monitoring and other measures which can fail to disastrous ends.  The murder of Lori Bresnahan is the catalyst for the reform.


Go Blue 4 Kids Campaign Kicks Off for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Mar 29, 2019

Members of the local support system that help child abuse victims in Central New York gathered Friday in Syracuse to point out the significance of the next calendar month.


CNY Survivors of Abuse Prepare for Their Options Under Child Victims Act

Jan 31, 2019
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Survivors of Sexual Assault and their Allies met today at Vera House to celebrate Monday’s passing of the Child Victims Act. The act will increase the statute of limitations for survivors of child sexual abuse to file civil and criminal action.


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Last year the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center in Syracuse saw over a thousand children from Onondaga County who are victims of abuse.  The facility's unique approach is being highlighted to focus more attention on child abuse and its prevention.

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Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital is looking for a pediatrician who might also be interested in learning how to treat victims of child abuse and neglect.  It’s the first-ever fellowship in child abuse pediatrics at Upstate, and only the second in New York.

Director of the fellowship program Dr. Ann Botash says it makes sense to have at least one fellow in the field here in Syracuse. 

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The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center in Syracuse is one of three dozen across the state that can apply for a share of $10 million for the investigation of child abuse cases.  The grants would cover the cost of paying a trained forensic interviewer and video recording equipment.

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If charitable giving is on your list during the holiday season, here are some agencies focused on helping children.  The medical needs of children at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse vary greatly and some families have extended stays of 100 days or more.  Coordinator of Pediatric Programs, Jenny Dickinson says giving directly to the hospital is an option to assist families.

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Over 200 law enforcement agents, medical professionals, therapists, and educators gathered at the Oncenter to learn about ways to protect children from physical and sexual abuse.  The Stand Against Child Abuse Conference took place Tuesday in Syracuse.

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  April is a month in which some local organizations are doing their best to prevent some of the worst crimes from scarring the lives of Central New York’s Children.  If you look around the community, one simple symbol might help.

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