SNAP Media Events

Harrisburg PA--Victims offer their support to the “thousands in pain”

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.

WI--Fort Atkinson priest expected to enter plea on six counts of felony child sexual assault

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, 414.429.7259/

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.

Church Victims of Sexual Abuse Celebrate its 30th Anniversary in Chicago

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 ( was founded in Chicago in 1988.


July 6-8, 2018
The Palmer House Hilton

17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

**Media should inquire at SNAP CONFERENCE CHECK-IN and ask for Judy Jones, Steve Spaner, Tim Lennon or Melanie Sakoda**

Rally -- Survivors Call on Pennsylvania Legislators to Reform Statute of Limitation Laws

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.

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