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Before victims filed claims, some targets of abuse lawsuits moved to shield assets

ALBANY — It could take years, and protracted legal battles, for victims of rape and sexual abuse to receive any compensation from the hundreds of lawsuits they began filing across the state last week against their alleged childhood predators or the organizations that employed them.

Former Bishop of Buffalo and Nashville Accused of Covering Up Abuse in New York Lawsuit

A former bishop from Nashville and Buffalo has been accused of actively covering up abuse by more than twenty plaintiffs who just filed a lawsuit in New York. We hope that this lawsuit will encourage others who may have seen, suspected, or suffered abuse to come forward to authorities and make a report.

North Dakota Priest Under Investigation for Abuse, SNAP Urges Outreach by Church Officials

A Catholic priest may face criminal child sex abuse charges in North Dakota. We call on church officials to use all their resources to encourage anyone with knowledge about these allegations to call law enforcement immediately.

Priest from Dominican Order Accused of Abuse in New York

A priest of the Dominican Order has been accused of abusing an eight-year-old boy in a just named lawsuit. We applaud the survivor in this case for coming forward and hope that his example inspires others who may been suffering in silence to come forward and make a report of their abuse.

Victims to leafet at Lawrence church

They ‘out’ 2 new priests accused of abuseThe clerics are not on the archdiocesan listBut other church officials say their accusers are "credible"So group launches eastern Kansas ‘outreach drive’ to find more victims

Admitted serial predator priest to be sentenced

Admitted serial predator priest to be sentenced He’ll likely go back to prison for the second time And another ‘just outed’ St. L cleric has quit his job Archdiocese admits he’s ‘credibly accused’ of abuse Still, he became a high-ranking state education official SNAP blasts archbishop’s ‘accused’ list as “deceptive & incomplete”

Victims blast US nuns organization

Victims blast US nuns organization It’s meeting now in Scottsdale for 3 days “Sisters are being reckless,” group says SNAP: “We’ve been ‘repeatedly rebuffed by nuns Group wants national data base of predatory sisters “The nuns are more secretive even than the bishops,” victims say It’s been 15 years since SNAP 1st sought help, unsuccessfully, from LCWR

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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