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Guam--Archdiocese pledges to make amends, Victims respond

For immediate release, July 6, 2017

Statement by Joelle Casteix of Newport Beach, Volunteer Western Regional Leader for SNAP, the Survivors Network (

The laity of the Archdiocese of Agana has already showed tremendous solidarity with victims by standing with them, believing them, praying for them, protesting outside of the cathedral, and demanding transparency and accountability from Archdiocesan leadership and the Vatican.

The only way that the Archdiocese can now make amends is to stop fighting victims in the civil courts, cooperating completely with civil authorities, and turning over and making public all evidence of child sex abuse and cover-up in their secret personnel files. 

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GA--National group hopes boarding school case inspires changes in SOLs

For immediate release, Monday, July 2, 2017

Statement by Melanie Sakoda of Moraga, California, Volunteer Leader with SNAP, the Survivors Network (

Georgia’s largest and second-oldest boarding school, which draws students from across the country and abroad, is facing allegations that it tolerated years of sexual misconduct by at least one teacher.

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