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In 44 States, Clergy Don't Have to Tell Police When Someone Confesses to Child Sex Abuse

Under current Utah law, members of the clergy are not required to report confessions of child sex abuse. Utah State Rep. Angela Romero wants to change that.

Church Officials in Lake Charles Lied About Being Informed of Abuse Allegations, SNAP Calls for AG Investigation

A new report has shown that the list of accused priests put out by a Catholic diocese in Louisiana was purposefully misleading. We call on the Louisiana Attorney General to investigate this and other wrongdoing committed by church officials in Louisiana.

SNAP Challenges North Dakota Church Officials to do Outreach

The North-Dakota-based First Nations Women’s Alliance is supporting a woman who reports having been assaulted by a Fargo priest. We echo their view and call on North Dakota Catholic officials to do outreach to find others who may have seen, suspected, or suffered crimes by clergy within North Dakota.

Priest Prohibited from Fundraising in Diocese of Lansing

We are grateful that Lansing's bishop has "prohibited a priest from raising funds in his diocese.”

Victims to launch KC KS outreach drive

Victims to launch KC KS outreach drive They start leafleting effort at & near churches Group ‘outs’ 5 more ‘credibly accused clerics’ It’s upset because archbishop ‘refuses to act’ SNAP: ‘He should be helping KS Bureau of Investigation’ Instead, organization says, he’s ‘irresponsible & timid’ ‘Archbishop: Teach your flock how to act,’ SNAP says

Vatican trial is set for KC predator priest

Vatican trial is set for KC predator priest He abused kids, then was promoted to bishop But victims say “No trial – just defrock him now” SNAP also wants another KC bishop to be restricted Under new rules, he can be banned from church gatherings And 2 more ‘credibly accused’ clerics are exposed for first time

Child sex abuse survivor ‘outs’ an abusive priest

Child sex abuse survivor ‘outs’ an abusive priest She speaks publicly now for the first time Her alleged abuser is still in active ministry At least four other victims have come forward SNAP calls on Diocese of Fresno to “aggressively reach out” to other victims

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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