SNAP responds to PA Dioceses Receiving Grand Jury Reports
For immediate release May 24, 2018
Statement by: Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Regional Leader: 636-433-2511, SNAPjudy@gmail.com
We whole heartedly agree with PA Rep. Mark Rozzi that Pennsylvania Dioceses should not have received the results of the PA Attorney Generals grand jury reports exclusively, and the public being kept in the dark.
Parents and parishioners need to know who the known credible predators are so they can protect their children from harm.
Additionally, it is imperative that these reports are made public so that those who enabled and covered up sex crimes can be exposed and held accountable. It's a crime to sexually abuse children and it is a crime to cover up the abuse.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network, is the world's oldest and largest support group for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 25,000 supporters. Our website isSNAPnetwork .org)
Contact - Judy Jones, 636-433-2511, email@example.com),Tim Lennon (415-312-5820,tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org); Becky Ianni (703-801-6044, firstname.lastname@example.org)
SNAP will be Representing Clergy Abuse Survivors in Rome!
We are taking the fight to Rome and are standing up for all survivors on a world stage! From February 19-25, Board President Tim Lennon, Seattle Leader Mary Dispenza, Los Angeles Leader Esther Hatfield Miller and Austin Leader Carol Midboe will be traveling to Rome for Pope Francis' Papal Abuse Summit.
If you are a member of the media and looking to get in touch with these survivors while in Rome, click here for our media advisory and contact information. If you are interested in connecting with a survivor in the US from your area of coverage, please contact one of the SNAP leaders in the US listed below:
- East Coast/DC: Becky Ianni (SNAPvirginia@cox.net, 703-801-6044)
- Midwest/Chicago: Zach Hiner (email@example.com, 517-974-9009)
- Midwest/St. Louis: David Clohessy (firstname.lastname@example.org, 314314-566-9790)
- West Coast / San Francisco: Melanie Sakoda (email@example.com, 925-708-6175)
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