Kat Thomas discusses with the Times Union the importance of passing the Adult Survivors Act

“The victim is the one that keeps having to pay for the damage,” she said. “All of the payment is on the victim when we don’t hold the others accountable. They’re the ones paying for their therapy.

“We know that sexual violence is parasitic on a community. The people that suffer sexual violence aren’t able to contribute to society the same way. It helps everyone when we heal. It helps everyone when we allow survivors to take back their power and hold their perpetrators or the institution that turned a blind eye accountable.