SNAP: Survivors Network
of those Abused by Priests
Recipient of the 2009 Call To Action Leadership Award
The board of Call To Action is honored to recognize Barbara Blaine, David Clohessy and SNAP with the 2009 Call To Action Leadership Award for giving voice to the survivors of clergy sexual abuse. SNAPs work to demand accountability in church structures and among church personnel has helped nurture a culture where Catholics are better able to question Church leaders about the closed, patriarchal structures
that put children at risk. SNAP has also opened a dialogue among parish-ioners to help them under-stand their own role in perpetuating destructive church structures. Beyond their work as public advocates for accountability,
Barbara and David share a generosity of spirit that allows them to gently minister to survivors of abuse. Their deter-mined pursuit of justice for survivors, their families, and the entire Church, has been a powerful model for every Catholic.