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Former New Orleans Deacon, 85, Dies Awaiting Rape Trial

A former Roman Catholic deacon awaiting trial on rape charges in New Orleans has died, his defense attorney said Tuesday.

New Lawsuit Filed Against Diocese of Allentown and St. Theresa of The Child of Jesus Catholic School

Another lawsuit has been filed against the Diocese of Allentown and a Catholic school in Pennsylvania. We applaud the brave victim in this case and hope his example inspires others to come forward.  

Diocese of Baton Rouge Adds Name of Priest First Accused in 1994

Catholic officials in Baton Rouge have added the name of a “credibly accused" priest to their public list of abusers. This cleric was first accused in 1994, so we call on them to immediately explain the delay.

Former Sunday School Director Indicted on Rape Charges

A Catholic Sunday school teacher in Tennessee has been indicted on numerous charges related to child sexual abuse that occurred between 2013 and 2017. We applaud the brave young victim in this case for coming forward and reporting Michael Lewis, helping to ensure that other children are not hurt.

Victims blast new St. Louis archbishop

Victims blast new St. L archbishop Just last week, he ousted 3 alleged predators But in a ‘shocking move,’ he refuses to name them

Survivors and Advocates in Wisconsin call for AG Intervention

This Saturday, June 6, family and supporters of a Green Bay clergy abuse victim who took his life in March will publicly call on the Wisconsin Attorney General to join other states in investigating cases of clergy sexual abuse, holding perpetrators and enablers accountable, and ending sexual violence.

Victims Urge Maryland State Senators to Support HB974

Victims Urge Maryland State Senators to Support HB974 Survivors Believe the Proposed Measure Will Protect the State’s Children Bill Will Also Provide Justice for the Abused SNAP: Legislators Should Not Be Taking Direction from Those Who Shielded Perpetrators

Re-watch the 2019 SNAP National Conference on Youtube!

The 2019 SNAP Conference was a wonderful weekend of healing, learning and growth and we are grateful to every speaker, attendee, and volunteer who helped make this conference one of our most successful events ever.

If you want to re-live the experience in Alexandria, check out our YouTube links below to re-watch the keynote addresses and plenary speeches. 

Re-watch the SNAP Conference on YouTube

  • Friday, July 26th, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm  Welcome Remarks, Marci Hamilton and Bill Jenkins. Watch Friday here.
  • Saturday, July 27th, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm  Nick Kelso, Siobhan O'Connor, Bishop Accountability and Grace French. Watch Saturday here.
  • Sunday, July 28th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Panel: Mary Dispenza, Ashley Easter, Johnathon Schaech and Olivia Venuto, Tom Doyle and Looking Ahead with SNAP Leadership. Watch Sunday here.

 

Take Action and Stop Child Sexual Abuse

If you see child sexual abuse, or have a reasonable suspicion of sexual abuse or your child has been sexually abused, call 911 or your local police immediately. 

If you suspect abuse, call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or visit the Child Help Hotline. Trained crisis operators staff the lines 24/7 to answer your questions. If necessary, they will show you how to report in your local area.

Child pornography is a federal crime. If you see or suspect images that may be child pornography, report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTip Line

 

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