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44 Attorneys General Endorse the AVA

Today, forty four attorneys general endorsed the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2014 and requested that Congress bring the bill to a vote.

Calling the United States Supreme Court decision in Paroline v. United States "counter to the legal opinions of the attorneys general of 35 states and territories, expressed in an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to allow full restitution to victims of child pornography," the attorneys general criticized the high court's decision as forcing "victims to pursue a continuous stream of defendants, recovering very little in each case."

The Paroline decision "disincentivizes victims from seeking the resources they need for therapy, medical care, lost wages and other needed services" while protecting "defendants from having to pay substantial costs to those they have harmed."