SNAP Media Events
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.
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.