Diocese launches compensation fund for clergy abuse victims
October 6, 2017, News 12 Long Island
ROCKVILLE CENTRE -
The Diocese of Rockville Centre is launching a fund to compensate victims of sex abuse by clergy.
The Diocese sent a letter to victims notifying them of the settlement program. It's called the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program.
Victims who accept settlement money must waive their right to bring their cases to court.
The compensation fund is aimed at bringing closure to dozens of cases of alleged abuse by clergy that, in some cases, date back decades.
Settlements range from $100,000 . . .