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Boy Scout Victims' Choice: Sue Rashly, Or Wait And Risk Loss

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Some victims of childhood sex abuse who are considering suing the Boy Scouts of America face a choice: an anguished rush to meet a deadline earlier than what lawmakers intended, or wait and sue local councils, perhaps putting them at greater risk of losing.

Ex-Detective Says He Was Fired for Investigating Abusive Priest, SNAP Calls for AG Review

A Michigan detective is alleging that he was fired from his job for investigating sexual abuse allegations against a local priest. We applaud this detective for his role in prosecuting the priest in question and hope that Michigan’s attorney general is paying attention to this case and will review whether Catholic officials had any undue influence on this detective’s job.

Catholic Officials Fight against Victims of Houston Priest even as Cleric Stands for Criminal Trial

Once again, rather than fight a lawsuit on its merits, Catholic officials in Houston are relying on technicalities to escape responsibility for a clergyman who is currently facing criminal charges in Montgomery County. We hope that parishioners and the public will see through this latest attempt to avoid accountability and demand better from their leaders.

Another Lawsuit Filed Against the Catholic Diocese of Oakland

Another lawsuit has been filed against a California Catholic diocese and two churches where a notorious sexual abuser worked. We applaud the victim for coming forward and bringing this new suit, a move that will force more truth and information about clergy sexual abuse into the public eye.

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

Survivors Call for Transparency from Church Officials in Rockville Centre

Survivors Call for Transparency from Church Officials in Rockville Centre “Release a list of accused priests now!” they demand Diocese has Reached 300 Settlements, but no Names of Abusers have been Released – “Where is the transparency,” they ask They Will Release a Letter that has been Written to Bishop Barres And they will Call for Explanations of Barres’ Refusal to Take Action on an Abusive Priest in Pennsylvania

Minister kept accused abuser on the job

Minister kept accused abuser on the job Now, he’s been named a college trustee Police say he “refused to cooperate” with them Other university trustees are upset with the move too Groups want him ousted & external investigators hired And they call on MO Attorney General to do statewide probe Baptists are the second largest denomination in the Missouri

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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