SNAP Media Events
Fort Atkinson priest expected to enter plea on six counts of felony child sexual assault
Initially denied by the diocese of Madison, Fr. William Nolan also had a 2009 prior report of misconduct
CONTACT: Peter Isely, SNAP founding member, firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO: Survivors of clergy sexual abuse will be in court Thursday as Fr. William Nolan, age 64, a priest of the diocese of Madison, is arraigned on six counts of felony sexual assault of a child where he is expected to enter a plea on the charges.
The oldest and largest support group for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings celebrates its 30th anniversary in Chicago
SNAP supporters come together for information, healing, empowerment, and exposing abuse
Experts, Journalists, International Figures converge for this landmark event
Survivors, their supporters, and advocates will gather in Chicago this weekend to attend the 15th annual SNAP conference and to celebrate its 30th anniversary. SNAP, The Survivors Network (SNAPNetwork.org) was founded in Chicago in 1988.
July 6-8, 2018
The Palmer House Hilton
**Media should inquire at SNAP CONFERENCE CHECK-IN and ask for Judy Jones, Steve Spaner, Tim Lennon or Melanie Sakoda**
For immediate release, June 8, 2018
Survivors Call on Pennsylvania Legislators to Reform Statute of Limitation Laws
Children must be protected
Survivors of Sexual Abuse Call for Help and Assistance
Hold Perpetrators Accountable for Their Crimes
Hold Institutions and Officials Accountable for Their Complicity in Cover Ups
Pennsylvania Rep. Mark Rozzi leads the call to reform archaic statute of limitation (SOL) laws that fail to protect children and fail to hold child sexual predators accountable. He calls on legislators and Catholic Bishops to help all victims.
And Rep. Rozzi wants SOL laws that hold predators accountable for their crimes and hold those complicit in hiding crimes to be held accountable. Rep. Rozzi calls us a rally.
Bishop needs to explain delay in removing accused priest
All church documents related to accused priest need to be turned over to police
Others who may have been harmed urged to report to law enforcement
SNAP to hold support meeting same day of press event
Holding signs and childhood photos, clergy sex abuse survivors and their supporters will:
--demand that Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey Monforton explain his delay in revealing accused priest
--urge the Bishop to turn over to law enforcement all secret archive documents related to accused priest
--encourage others who may have knowledge or may have been harmed by accused priest to come forward and report any information to police
--hold a support meeting
For immediate release: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Statement by Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Leader, email@example.com, 636-433-2511
In the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary Pittsburgh's top Catholic official claims "There was no cover up going on" of child sex crimes.
For immediate release: August 14, 2018
Statement by Tim Lennon, President of SNAP, the Survivors Network (415-312-5820, tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org)
Today a redacted version of the Pennsylvania grand jury report was released.
SNAP commends all those brave victims who came forward and shared their heartbreaking truths. Without their great courage, this day would not have been possible. We also applaud Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who fought so hard to insure that those truths would be made public.