SNAP Media Events

Pittsburgh--Victims blast Catholic officials & prod prosecutors

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. 

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**

SNAP Network is a GuideStar Silver Participant