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Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown diocese is making a small step forward

For immediate release Monday, March 6, 2017

Statement by Judy Jones, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 974 5003,snapjudy@gmail.com)

We are grateful that Bishop Mark Bartchak of the Altoona-Johnstown diocese is making changes. We agree with him the “one case of abuse is too many.” This is a small step forward but the grand jury report came out over a year ago and we are still only seeing words and promises we are not seeing any actions that make children safer today than they were a year ago.

http://wjactv.com/news/local/diocese-of-altoona-johnstown-details-sweeping-changes-for-child-sex-abuse   

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PA—SNAP wants legislators to abolish the civil statute of limitations for child sexual abuse

For immediate release: Thursday, March 2, 2017

Statement by Melanie Jula Sakoda of Moraga, California, East Bay Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (925-708-6175melanie.sakoda@gmail.com)

Once again the Pennsylvania state legislature is considering lifting the civil statute of limitations (SOL) for child sexual abuse. Once again the debate is whether or not the SOL should be removed retroactively.

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