In mid-2019, the decades long hard work of advocates and legislators finally came to an end with the passage of civil statute of limitations reform for survivors of sexual violence in New Jersey. This law, one of the best in the nation, has led to new protections for children and new rights for all victims.
But what exactly does this mean for survivors?
This blog was written by Adults Sexually Abused by Priests (ASAP)
What helped me survive the initial shock and betrayal that happened at the hands of my priest?
The aged old question of DO I STAY, or DO I GO is one that survivors of sexual abuse are fretting over during the holiday season.
It’s possible for you to gain some momentum in your healing journey by understanding how to put these holiday tips into play as you’re sitting around the Christmas, or Kwanza or Chanukah table!
This blog was written by Volunteer SNAP Leader Carol Yeager of Fayetteville, NC
Voting has power in our country because it promises to give everyone an equal voice in the affairs of our government. Is it possible to give every demographic an equal voice by way of voting? Is there any one group that is not represented somewhere in our elections? I believe so.
The below is a guest blog by
Three clerics were recently accused of child sexual abuse. (No, this isn’t the setup to a joke.)
Blog by David Clohessy
One of my favorite poems begins “Sometimes things don’t go, after all, from bad to worse.”
On Wednesday, August 14, a one-year "window to justice" will open in New York state, allowing those who had been sexually abused but had their cases barred by the statute of limitations a chance to file a civil lawsuit. This is an exciting opportunity for survivors to get a chance at justice, but can also be confusing and many will have a lot of questions on next steps.
Tim McGuire, a survivor in the Norwich Diocese, has been in touch with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). After hearing about Tim’s story, representatives from the NCMEC have encouraged him to file a complaint against Bishop Cote of the Norwich Diocese. Tim wants other survivors to know that they can make a report, too!
The Statute of Limitations Maze: The Labyrinthian Process of Catholic Sex Abuse Cases
by John Winer
After what seemed like a brief lull, various Dioceses throughout the United States are facing a steady stream of accusations from adults who, as children, were sexually abused by clergy in the Catholic Church. And, there seems to be a great deal of willingness on the part of elected officials to help streamline the process, something that did not exist in previous generations.