For immediate release: Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Statement by Mary Dispenza, volunteer Seattle director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (425-644-2468, Seattle@SNAPnetwork.org)
The Atlantic Journal-Constitution (AJC) has conducted a sweeping investigation analyzing 100,000 disciplinary orders against doctors filed since 1999: doctors.AJC.com
It found “Of the 3,100 doctors that the newspaper identified as having been sanctioned for sexual misconduct, 2,400 of them had a violation involving a patient and half still have active medical licenses. These figure represents only a fraction of the actual accusations of sexual abuse by doctors because these cases are often dealt with in secrecy or ambiguity by state regulations and hospital officials.”
For immediate release: Tuesday, July 5, 2016
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, firstname.lastname@example.org)
We are grateful that a predatory prison chaplain was caught, pled guilty and has been sentenced. We hope others with information or suspicions about the crimes of Kenneth Dewitt will come forward and start healing. http://www.areawidenews.com/story/2319355.html
All too often predators seek positions like chaplain where they’ll have authority over and access to vulnerable individuals who are less likely to report crimes or be believed if they do.
For immediate release: Friday, July 1, 2016
For more info; David Clohessy, 314 566 9790 email@example.com, Barbara Dorris, 314-503-0003bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org
Nearly 30 colleges still honor Bill Cosby
They’re in 16 states from ME to CA to GA
Victims beg universities to rescind actor’s degrees
SNAP: “Ignoring his crimes rubs salt into deep wounds”
Group also says degrees “send chilling message to others in pain
A support group for abuse victims is calling on 28 US colleges, from coast to coast, to rescind honors they’ve given to Bill Cosby to ‘help reduce the helplessness and hopelessness felt by millions of victims of sexual violence” and “make it easier for those in pain to come forward, report criminals and deter crime.