The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Clergy sex abuse victims announce new group forming in England
Victims want Archbishop to announce the identities of all predator priests
US women molested by Catholic priests to visit several European nations
SNAP says those with information on clergy crimes & cover ups must “speak up”
Over the past 22 years, SNAP has learned that victims heal best when they break their silence, name their abuser, and get help from independent sources like therapists and self-help groups. Children are best safeguarded, SNAP feels, when victims, witnesses and whistleblowers find the courage to speak up and call law enforcement.
SNAP is sorely disappointed in the Pope’s recent letter to Ireland, especially because despite the widespread sexual victimization of kids in that country, the pontiff still refuses to take decisive actions to ameliorate the crisis.
Formed in 1988 and based Chicago, SNAP has 9,000+ members in the US and around the world. It is a confidential non-profit and its mission is to protect the vulnerable and heal the wounded. SNAP has no affiliation with any church organization and helps victims hurt in any denomination. Blaine, a social worker, is SNAP’s founder and president. Dorris is the group’s outreach director.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests