SNAP Media Events
Victims blast Pittsburgh Catholic officials & prod prosecutors
Victims blast Pittsburgh Diocese Catholic officials
They want "aggressive outreach" to "thousands in pain"
And they insist police, prosecutors and lawmakers do more
SNAP: Bishop must disclose & punish "enablers" who "ignored or hid" abuse
Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk conference, clergy sex abuse survivors and advocates will call on
--Police throughout the diocese to make "repeated and aggressive public appeals" begging victims, witnesses and whistleblowers to call law enforcement with suspicions or knowledge of abuse or cover ups.
Victims offer their support to the “thousands in pain”
They urge survivors, witnesses and whistle blowers to report to law enforcement
SNAP: Bishop must disclose &punish “enablers” who “ignored or hid” abuse
Group urges government officials across the US to launch investigations and change laws
Holding signs and childhood photos, clergy abuse survivors and their supporters will:
- Notify survivors in the area of a peer to peer support group being held later today;
- Encourage anyone who suffered, saw or suspected sexual abuse to go to secular authorities, not the Church.
Fort Atkinson priest expected to enter plea on six counts of felony child sexual assault
Initially denied by the diocese of Madison, Fr. William Nolan also had a 2009 prior report of misconduct
CONTACT: Peter Isely, SNAP founding member, firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO: Survivors of clergy sexual abuse will be in court Thursday as Fr. William Nolan, age 64, a priest of the diocese of Madison, is arraigned on six counts of felony sexual assault of a child where he is expected to enter a plea on the charges.
The oldest and largest support group for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings celebrates its 30th anniversary in Chicago
SNAP supporters come together for information, healing, empowerment, and exposing abuse
Experts, Journalists, International Figures converge for this landmark event
Survivors, their supporters, and advocates will gather in Chicago this weekend to attend the 15th annual SNAP conference and to celebrate its 30th anniversary. SNAP, The Survivors Network (SNAPNetwork.org) was founded in Chicago in 1988.
July 6-8, 2018
The Palmer House Hilton
**Media should inquire at SNAP CONFERENCE CHECK-IN and ask for Judy Jones, Steve Spaner, Tim Lennon or Melanie Sakoda**
For immediate release, June 8, 2018
Survivors Call on Pennsylvania Legislators to Reform Statute of Limitation Laws
Children must be protected
Survivors of Sexual Abuse Call for Help and Assistance
Hold Perpetrators Accountable for Their Crimes
Hold Institutions and Officials Accountable for Their Complicity in Cover Ups
Pennsylvania Rep. Mark Rozzi leads the call to reform archaic statute of limitation (SOL) laws that fail to protect children and fail to hold child sexual predators accountable. He calls on legislators and Catholic Bishops to help all victims.
And Rep. Rozzi wants SOL laws that hold predators accountable for their crimes and hold those complicit in hiding crimes to be held accountable. Rep. Rozzi calls us a rally.
Bishop needs to explain delay in removing accused priest
All church documents related to accused priest need to be turned over to police
Others who may have been harmed urged to report to law enforcement
SNAP to hold support meeting same day of press event
Holding signs and childhood photos, clergy sex abuse survivors and their supporters will:
--demand that Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey Monforton explain his delay in revealing accused priest
--urge the Bishop to turn over to law enforcement all secret archive documents related to accused priest
--encourage others who may have knowledge or may have been harmed by accused priest to come forward and report any information to police
--hold a support meeting
Lobby Day to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse in North Carolina
For immediate release, May 12, 2018
NC House Bill #585 strengthens the law to protect children from child sexual abuse. The statute of limitations will be extended, and a 'lookback' window allowing the prosecution of past offenses. This bill passed the House with overwhelming support. It is being considered in the Senate and is presently stuck in committee. We want to move it forward and make it law.
Rally in Trenton
Protect Children -- Eliminate Statute of Limitations on child sex abuse
A Rally of sexual abuse survivors and supporters are gathering at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM in front of the NJ State House calling on NJ Lawmakers to eliminate the SOL for child sexual assault. We expect several dozen protesters.
Speaking will be NJ SNAP Director, Mark Crawford and other supporters and organizations.
The organizers ask the NJ Senate and Assembly to post and pass bills S477 and A3648.
Contact: Mark Crawford, Director New Jersey