SNAP Media Events
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
"Remove Andy Savage from ministry,” SNAP tells HighPoint officials
"Any time someone in a position of authority abuses that power for sexual gratification, the victims suffer devastating consequences,” survivors declare
Victims’ group adds their voices to the outcry -- "Justice for Jules”
Holding signs at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will urge HighPoint Church officials to:
-- remove Andy Savage from ministry for his actions while Jules Woodson’s youth pastor, and
-- acknowledge the serious damage caused by a minister’s boundary violations.
Monday, January 29 at 11:00 a.m.
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.