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Victims advocate pushes Sioux City diocese to expand list of church officials accused of abuse

SIOUX CITY -- Tim Lennon stood at the corner of 10thand Douglas streets Thursday – the steeple of the Cathedral of the Epiphany rising high above him – as he held the picture of a 12-year old boy who had been sexually abused by a Catholic priest in Sioux City 1960.

Survivors Advocacy Group Sends Letter to Central Valley DAs

A support group for clergy abuse victims are calling on district attorneys in California’s Central Valley to use their offices to reach out to survivors directly and to denounce actions by a Bakersfield attorney that make it less likely for victims of sexual abuse to come forward.

Former Priest Sentenced to 16 Years, SNAP Responds

We are glad that a jury has sentenced Fr. Ronald H. Paquin to sixteen years in prison. Hopefully this sentence will keep a serial predator away from vulnerable children for the rest of his life.

Michigan AG Charges 5 Priests with Criminal Sexual Conduct as Clergy Abuse Investigation Moves Forward

We are grateful to Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel for updating the public on her investigation and for her and her team’s steadfast pursuit of justice for survivors of clergy sexual abuse. The charges announced today will bring not only healing to survivors in Michigan but will also help keep the vulnerable safer.

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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