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Alabama High Court Orders Bishops to Testify in Sex Abuse Case

(CN) – The Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday two bishops in the United Methodist Church must answer questions about what they did to prevent child sex abuse around the time a boy was allegedly victimized by a former youth leader.

Buffalo Priest Returns to Ministry Despite Being Named in Second Lawsuit in New York

When it comes to allegations of clergy abuse, Catholic church officials have used a playbook with many different strategies. A key part of that strategy has been to self investigate, with predictable results.

Another Priest in Michigan Faces Criminal Penalties, SNAP Credits the Attorney General Investigation

Another Catholic priest accused of a sexual crime has been charged publicly, and we think a lot of the credit goes to the work done by Michigan’s attorney general. A.G. Dana Nessel has shown the power and importance of secular investigations and how these investigations can protect the vulnerable from harm.

NFL’s Saints Commit an Egregious Personal Foul by Interfering With Clergy Abuse Investigation

The New Orleans Saints, an NFL Football team, are for some reason involved with doing damage control for the beleaguered Archdiocese of New Orleans. Making matters worse, team executives are going to court to prevent the public from being aware of their intervention.

Survivors and Advocates Call for Public Update on AG Abuse Probe

Survivors and Advocates Call for Public Update on AG Abuse Probe“2019 came and went without any acknowledgement from AG Raoul”They Ask AG to Update the Public on his Progress and Renew Outreach Efforts

New clergy abuse lawsuit is filed

New clergy abuse lawsuit is filed For years, priest held diocese-wide position Group blasts relatively new northern California bishop He held high posts in Fresno and Sacramento dioceses too His ‘credibly accused predators’ lists is incomplete, SNAP says

Abuse victim reveals his identify for first time

Abuse victim reveals his identify for first time While still a child, he reported the crimes to nuns A school staffer reportedly cried at the disclosure But SF Catholic officials didn’t stop the predator The cleric was just ‘outed’ for the first time in June  SNAP also urges church-goers to ‘boycott’ the archdiocese  It’s one of just 2 dioceses in CA that hasn’t released pedophiles’ names And it’s one of the few in the US that’s “still dragging its feet” 

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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