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Victims, reports say boards to review church abuse flawed

Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards.

Pennsylvania Senate Committee Advances Three Reform Bills -- One Controversial -- that Protect Children and Support Survivors

The Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced several reform bills aimed at increasing protections for children and supporting survivors of sexual violence. We are grateful for the continued attention to this critical issue and hope that Pennsylvanian stakeholders and victims can find a reform solution that works for all.

Dallas Police Department Investigation into Clergy Abuse Stalled Due to Legal Order

Six months after raiding diocesan offices, investigators with the Dallas Police Department have had their attempts to review files stymied by diocesan lawyers and legal technicalities.

Ohio News Investigation Reveals More Secrecy from Catholic Officials in Ohio and Kentucky

A three-month investigation into cases of clergy sex crimes and cover ups by Cincinnati journalists has revealed disturbing facts and secrets, including that more than half of the accused priests in the tri-state area have never been publicly listed by Catholic officials.

Two Missouri bishops seek higher post

Two Missouri bishops seek higher post They vie to head national abuse committee SNAP ‘vigorously opposes’ head of KC diocese’ With “hesitation,” group backs Jefferson City prelate It admits KC’s Johnston, “despite failings, will likely be the winner”

SNAP backs Texas prelate for USCCB President

Survivors of Clergy Abuse Gather Outside USCCB Meeting “It is time for new leadership to take clergy abuse more seriously” SNAP backs Texas prelate for USCCB President Group “vigorously opposes” likely winner from California Election will be held at USCCB meeting in Baltimore on November 11

Victims seek update on church abuse probe

Victims seek update on church abuse probe KBI should issue ‘preliminary report,’ SNAP says Group also wants more outreach and funding for it KS attorney general asked for investigation one year ago Bishops must update & expand their ‘accused’ lists, SNAP pleads Victims to prelates: “Warn your flock about clerics who prey on adults too”

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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