New Jersey Extends Statute of Limitations for Victims of Sexual Abuse

New Jersey Extends Statute of Limitations for Victims of Sexual Abuse

New Jersey recently made it easier for victims of sexual abuse to file civil actions against their attackers. The recently-signed legislation extends the statute of limitations in civil actions to the victim’s age 55 or 7 years after the victims realize their abuse, whichever is later.

Rutgers Moves To Ban Professor-Student Romantic Relationships

Rutgers Moves To Ban Professor-Student Romantic Relationships

The university will now investigate all such complaints, regardless of how much time has passed since the incidents. At the same time as the university reported this change, the president formed a committee to “attack the problems of sexual harassment” and recommend further changes.

Can Technology Help with Anti-Cyber Bullying Initiatives?

Can Technology Help with Anti-Cyber Bullying Initiatives?

The project was highlighted in a recent New York Times article. In an effort to protect its users from harassment, Instagram’s new anti-bullying initiative uses both human reviewers and artificial intelligence (A.I.).

It Takes Two: How To Safely Share the Road with Motorcycles

It Takes Two: How To Safely Share the Road with Motorcycles

The motorcyclist and his passenger died when their bike collided with an SUV. The SUV driver was apparently unharmed. Until the police complete their investigation, the cause of the crash is unclear.

But one thing is certain: Motorcyclists and their passengers are vulnerable to serious injuries and death when involved in an accident with another vehicle, a stationary object or when driving on poor roads o

New York City’s Revised Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Law Has Broad Application

New York City’s Revised Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Law  Has Broad Application

 Almost one year ago, the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act was signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio. This comprehensive legal package addresses sexual harassment in the workplace. An important component of the legislation expanded the City Human Rights Law for gender-based harassment by increasing the statute of limitations from one to three years.

April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Helping Someone Who Confides That They Have Been Sexually Assaulted

April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month:  Helping Someone Who Confides That They Have Been Sexually Assaulted

The statistics are horrifying: Every 92 seconds, someone in America is sexually assaulted. Do the math – that works out to more than 321,000 victims age 12 and above every year. (statistics from the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network RAINN)

Watch Out New Jersey: Police Crackdown on Texting During Distracted Driving Month

Watch Out New Jersey:  Police Crackdown on Texting During Distracted Driving Month

To observe Distracted Driving Month, New Jersey police departments are cracking down on distracted driving, especially those who are using handheld electronic devices while behind the wheel.