Family hosts third annual “Jay-J’s Day Picnic”

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The family of an abused boy celebrated his courage on Saturday by hosting the third annual “Jay-J Day Picnic.”

The story of four-year-old Jay-J Bolvin inspired “Jay-J’s law”, which created stronger penalties against child abusers. Jay-J suffers from developmental delays because his father abused him as a baby.

State Senator Tim Kennedy has helped the Jay-J’s family fight for abused children.

Jay-J’s father was given a sentence of 1 & 1/3 to four years in prison. However he was released early and is now on probation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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