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,

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.    

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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,

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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