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Clergy Sex Abuse Survivors and Iowa Legislator Call for Changes to Child Sex Abuse Laws

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests held a press conference at the Iowa Capitol with Iowa State Senate Minority Leader Janet Petersen on Wednesday to call on legislators and the attorney general to do more for victims of child sexual abuse.

Another Priest in Fresno Suspended, SNAP Reacts

Another priest from the Diocese of Fresno has been suspended from ministry following allegations that he abused a minor.

Catholic Monk Comes Forward in Msgr. Harrison Case

We applaud Br. Justin Gilligan, not only for his courage to speak out and share publicly his experiences with Msgr. Craig Harrison, but also for his efforts to support the men – and their families – who have also come forward. His willingness to speak truth to power and stand up for other victims is inspiring. We hope that other survivors and whistleblowers will be encouraged by Br. Gilligan’s example and follow in his footsteps.

West Virginia AG Strengthens His Lawsuit against WV Catholic Diocese

We are grateful that West Virginia Attorney General Morrisey is keeping the pressure up on the Wheeling-Charleston diocese by bringing new counts and evidence to his lawsuit. Informed communities are safer communities, and the more that is investigated, the more truth gets exposed.

Victims' group finds the Diocese of Sioux Falls list of abusers short

Victims' group finds the Diocese of Sioux Falls list of abusers short They want to see an additional 25 names added Native Americans survivors will also speak out about abuse in Catholic-run boarding schools The group will also urge the state to reform the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse SNAP says that victims in SD need a "Window to Justice"

SNAP Calls Out Sioux City Diocese for Incomplete List of Abusers

SNAP Calls Out Sioux City Diocese for Incomplete List of Abusers More Names are Hidden, They Allege “All clergy sexual predators should be listed, including nuns” SNAP Says Local Abuse Survivor Speaks Out About His Experience

Iowa Senate Minority Leader and Clergy Abuse Survivors Call for Reform

Iowa Senate Minority Leader and Clergy Abuse Survivors Call for Reform Changes are needed because survivors of child sex abuse can take decades to come forward “The time for SOL reform is now,” they say Revealing these 'hidden predators' and their enablers helps to protect children today

Join us in Washington D.C. this July for the 2019 SNAP National Conference!

You won't want to miss this! The annual SNAP National Conference is your opportunity to connect with other survivors and advocates from around the country for a weekend of learning, healing and fun. This year's conference will be held from July 26-28 at the Westin Alexandria Hotel. Don't wait! Register for the conference today and be sure reserve your room at the Westin using our special discounted rate!

Stay tuned for more details included keynotes, workshop highlights, and more.

Take Action and Stop Child Sexual Abuse

If you see child sexual abuse, or have a reasonable suspicion of sexual abuse or your child has been sexually abused, call 911 or your local police immediately. 

If you suspect abuse, call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or visit the Child Help Hotline. Trained crisis operators staff the lines 24/7 to answer your questions. If necessary, they will show you how to report in your local area.

Child pornography is a federal crime. If you see or suspect images that may be child pornography, report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTip Line

 

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