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Robin's Law proposed to protect victims of sexual abuse


ALBANY, N.Y. -- A Press Conference on Robin's Law will take place on Monday in Albany.

Senator Phil Boyle is a sponsor of the State Senate Bill, Robin's law, which seeks to develop guidelines that ensure safe treatment environments for sexual offense victims.

Currently, sexual offense victims can be placed in the same outpatient mental health and chemical dependence treatment therapy sessions as registered sex offenders.

There have been proven instances where this has led to the re-traumatization of sexual abuse.

"Victims of sexual abuse should be commended for their efforts to receive treatment.  It is our job to guarantee that they feel safe and protected while receiving this treatment," said Senator Boyle.

The press conference is scheduled to take place at the Legislative Office Building at 11 a.m.

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