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Review finds Archdiocese of Chicago needs stronger policies to report ‘grooming’ behavior that can lead to child abuse

An independent review of Archdiocese of Chicago policies on child sexual abuse found that church officials needed to improve how they spot, report and discipline “boundary violations” and other behavior that could lead to abuse.

SNAP Supports Action taken by Bishop Joseph Bambera in Scranton

We are grateful that Scranton's bishop is sticking by his guns and banning his disgraced predecessor from public ministry. By keeping Bishop Emeritus James C. Timlin away from the public during the past weekend of confirmation ceremonies in Scranton, Bishop Joseph Bambera is taking a small step on behalf of the wounded survivors and betrayed Catholics in his diocese.

Prominent Baptist Sued for Mistreating Victim

A brave woman is suing the former head of a Baptist seminary for trying to intimidate her when she reported being raped. We applaud her courage and hope others with information or suspicions about the minister come forward.

Another Priest Suspended in the Archdiocese of Detroit

Another Detroit priest is accused of child sexual abuse. We call on officials at the Archdiocese of Detroit to do more than the bare minimum in their outreach.

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

Man files unusual formal complaint vs. bishop

Man files unusual formal complaint vs. bishop Bowling Green “cradle Catholic” worries about abuse Clergy sex victims enthusiastically endorse his effort They also want Owensboro ‘accused cleric’ list expanded SNAP: Local church official leave some alleged predators off Group divulges ‘two credibly accused’ priests who worked here SNAP: “They’re ‘under the radar’ & may have hurt local kids too” “Victims, witnesses should call KY state politicians,” group says

Victims blast Nashville Catholic bishop

Victims blast Nashville Catholic bishop Four clerics are left off ‘accused’ priest list Both were deemed ‘credibly accused’ by their bosses SNAP: “How many other predators are still being hidden?” Support group also wants Catholic high school field re-named It honors a church official who ‘ignored or hid’ abuse reports, man says Tennessee attorney general should investigate 3 dioceses, SNAP argues

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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