Jeff Herman, The Sexual Abuse Victims Advocate

Jeff Herman is an American Trial advocate. Jeff Herman’s specialty is advocating for the rights of sexual abuse victims. For over a decade, Herman has made national headlines exposing sexual predators and the institutions that protect them. In 2013, Jeff Herman was named “Child Advocate of the Year” by KidSafe Foundation during their 4th Annual Fundraiser.

 

Jeff Herman’s passion for defending sexual abuse victims led to him to create Herman Law. Herman Law not only provides an avenue for sexual abuse victims to obtain lawyers, but Herman Law  is also a blog platform that helps people keep up with news about sexual abuse laws. One such article is about the actor and activist Corey Feldman and Sarah Powers a Volleyball player in the USA team joining to push the Senate Republicans to legislate the Child Victims Act. View More Information Here.

 

New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators coalition is gaining support in its push to see the Child Victims Act finally passed. However, despite the support the coalition is garnering it still is not enough. Actor and activist Corey Feldman hopes his endorsement efforts of the bill will create attention to the New York Legislation and put pressure on the legislators trying to keep it out of the Senate. This Senate bill will eliminate both the civil and criminal limitations when it comes to child abuse cases in New York. If the law is passed, it will allow a one-year window period for civil action lawsuits that have been time-barred. The bill could allow cases with a year period of up to 50 years to be heard.

 

The current statute of limitations for such lawsuits allows a legal action for cases with a five-year period. The nature of this lawsuit affects individuals since they have a limited time of a year to sue and three years to file a lawsuit unless they are part of an institution like a school or a church. However, the Child Victims Act is a sigh of relief, especially for Jeff Herman. His dedication to the rights of sexual abuse helps him create a system at Herman Law that enables him to tackle the victim’s case with no delays. The bill will be helpful in ensuring that sexual abuse cases that have gone for long without any legal action will be heard and the perpetrators of the heinous act brought to justice.

 

See Also: https://www.writerswrite.com/journal/feb00/a-conversation-with-jeff-herman-2002