Media Statements and Events

MA--Western MA school settles abuse case

For immediate release: Wednesday, Aug. 3

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, 314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

We applaud the brave man who has settled his child sex abuse and cover up suit against a high profile western Massachusetts private school. We hope this decision will help him heal and help other victims come forward.

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/08/deerfield_academy_reaches_200k.html    

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VA--Church abuse panel questions EMU's choice of consulting firm

For immediate release: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Statement by Barbra Graber, SNAP Leader, 540-214-8874Mennonite@snapnetwork.org

We are grateful that the Mennonite Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention did not affirm the choice of D. Stafford and Associates as EMU's chosen consulting firm. For a range of reasons, we believe it is inappropriate and even potentially harmful for this law firm to 'investigate' EMU or any other Mennonite institution regarding sexual misconduct by church leaders.    

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