April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month
SNAP Continues to Work For Catholic Accountability
SNAP, the Survivors Network, continues to challenge Catholic bishops to help survivors and to protect their littlest parishioners. March 1, 2017, was the first anniversary of the devastating grand jury report on the cover up of child sexual abuse in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. On the anniversary SNAP’s volunteer Midwest Associate Leader, Judy Jones, held a media event in front of the diocesan offices. The message to the diocese from Judy was that it needed to do more to provide help and justice for victims who were hurt by Altoona-Johnstown clergy.She is pictured here with Shaun Dougherty, a vocal advocate for the reform of laws denying access to the courts for victims of child sexual abuse, who also attended. The photo from the Johnstown’s Tribune-Democrat was taken by David Sutor.
SNAP leader Michael Norris (left) is pictured here with another SNAP member at a media event in Houston in November of 2016. Michael and the others who attended asked Cardinal Daniel DeNardo to disclose the whereabouts of the eighteen accused predators in the Houston/Galveston Diocese.