The publication of its report brings to an end a four year examination of allegations of abuse and/or neglect at 22 different establishments between 1922 and 1995.
NI (Northern Ireland) child abuse inquiry recommends payoffs for victims
An inquiry into historical abuse in Northern Ireland has found systematic failings in the care of children in institutions and recommended compensation.
Inquiry chairman Sir Anthony Hart said: "We hope that in some measure the process of giving evidence… helped those who were not listened to in the past."
During public hearings at a former courthouse in Banbridge, County Down, the inquiry heard . . .
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.