A recent blog post at the Herman Law website notes legislation to be introduced to the New York State Senate known as the Child Victims Act. One key feature of this legislation is the removal of the criminal statute of limitations and civil statute of limitations in sexual abuse cases within New York state. Two influential supporters are said to be actor and activist Corey Feldman and Team USA volleyball player, Sarah Powers-Barnhard. Noted, is the fact this bill according to a 2018 Quinnipiac poll has the support of an estimated 91 percent of registered voters in New York state.
In addition to being a leading advocate for survivors of sexual abuse, Jeff Herman is trained in forensic interview protocol. This makes him keenly aware of the needs of youngsters who have been victimized, and can preserve their dignity while getting the facts to build their case. In general, Herman views the civil lawsuit as a part of the overall healing process, albeit an important component in that process. Herman also works with community groups whose efforts are aimed at preventing sexual abuse, especially of minors.