matthiasconaty has written 17 posts for Child Victims Voice

Heroes Wanted: Action Alert on HB 1947

Heroes Wanted: Support Pa. HB 1947 Dear PA Legislator, House Bill 1947, with a retroactive provision, is supported by the following heroes: Attorney General Bruce Beemer, PA Victim Advocate, Jennifer Storm, Both Candidates for PA Attorney General- Josh Shapiro and Se. John Rafferty, 180 members of the PA House, Nationally Renowned Constitutional Law Experts, Dozens … Continue reading

To understand Pa. battle over clergy sex-abuse victims law, look to Delaware

  To understand Pa. battle over clergy sex-abuse victims law, look to Delaware By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer Philadelphia Inquirer June 5, 2016 What happened to his son remains so seared in his memory that when he talks about it, Thomas Conaty speaks as though he is still the young father of a grade-school boy. … Continue reading

Legislator: Eliminate Pa. SOL on child sex abuse

“This bill does what every grand jury has asked — it opens a two-year window so that victims of sexual abuse, who missed the statute of limitations, can pursue civil claims against the abuser who robbed them of their innocence and childhood. Hard copy evidence exists for many of these claims to be proven beyond any doubt. All we need are some courageous elected officials in Harrisburg who are willing to do the right thing.” Continue reading

Biden family launches charity to protect children in Beau’s memory

“As adults, we have a legal and moral obligation to stand up and speak out for children who are being abused – they cannot speak for themselves.” —Beau Biden “The Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children is designed to continue his life’s passion: protecting children. Biden’s widow Hallie and the Delaware Community Foundation … Continue reading

A groundswell to protect kids?

A groundswell to protect kids? Pa., N.Y., Minn., Mass. and other states weigh CVA and SOL reforms Grassroots statute of limitations reform efforts — that are ready to protect children and provide an avenue to justice for victims of childhood sexual abuse — are pending in state legislatures across the United States right now. But … Continue reading

In wake of historic Boy Scout document release, Child Victims Voice joins call to support survivors, reform statutes of limitation throughout U.S.

CARDOZO LAW Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Yeshiva University October 18, 2012 Comment by Professor Marci A. Hamilton on Behalf of Over 20 Child Advocacy Organizations In Support of Boy Scout Survivors of Sex Abuse on Release of “Perversion Files” Sadly, Many Will Be Unable to Obtain Justice “The Boy Scouts of America is … Continue reading

Editorial: “Pa. statute of limitations for abuse victims should be altered”

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 6:05 AM By Patriot-News Editorial Board  “Among the difficult realities of child sexual abuse is that victims might need years, even decades, to come to terms with their abuse. It isn’t until they deal with the emotional trauma of what happened to them that they then are ready to confront their abuser. … Continue reading