SNAP Media Events

Scranton PA--Victims blast Catholic officials & prod prosecutors

Victims blast Scranton Catholic officials & prod prosecutors

Victims blast Scranton Diocese Catholic officials

They want "aggressive outreach" to "thousands in pain"

And they insist police, prosecutors and lawmakers do more

SNAP: Bishop must disclose & punish "enablers" who "ignored or hid" abuse

WHAT:     

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk conference, clergy sex abuse survivors and advocates will call on 

--Police throughout the diocese to make "repeated and aggressive public appeals" begging victims, witnesses and whistleblowers to call law enforcement with suspicions or knowledge of abuse or cover ups. 


Greensburg PA--Victims blast Catholic officials & prod prosecutors

Victims blast Greensburg Diocese Catholic officials

They want "aggressive outreach" to "thousands in pain"

And they insist police, prosecutors and lawmakers do more

SNAP: Bishop must disclose & punish "enablers" who "ignored or hid" abuse

WHAT:     

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk conference, clergy sex abuse survivors and advocates will call on 

--Police throughout the diocese to make "repeated and aggressive public appeals" begging victims, witnesses and whistleblowers to call law enforcement with suspicions or knowledge of abuse or cover ups. 


Pittsburgh--Victims blast Catholic officials & prod prosecutors

Victims blast Pittsburgh Catholic officials & prod prosecutors

Victims blast Pittsburgh Diocese Catholic officials

They want "aggressive outreach" to "thousands in pain"

And they insist police, prosecutors and lawmakers do more

SNAP: Bishop must disclose & punish "enablers" who "ignored or hid" abuse

 

WHAT:     

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk conference, clergy sex abuse survivors and advocates will call on 

--Police throughout the diocese to make "repeated and aggressive public appeals" begging victims, witnesses and whistleblowers to call law enforcement with suspicions or knowledge of abuse or cover ups. 


Harrisburg PA--Victims offer their support to the “thousands in pain”

Victims offer their support to the “thousands in pain”

They urge survivors, witnesses and whistle blowers to report to law enforcement

SNAP: Bishop must  disclose &punish “enablers” who “ignored or hid” abuse

Group urges government officials  across the US to launch investigations and change laws

WHAT:

Holding signs and childhood photos, clergy abuse survivors and their supporters will:

  • Notify survivors in the area of a peer to peer support group being held later today;
  • Encourage anyone who suffered, saw or suspected sexual abuse to go to secular authorities, not the Church.

WI--Fort Atkinson priest expected to enter plea on six counts of felony child sexual assault

Fort Atkinson priest expected to enter plea on six counts of felony child sexual assault

Initially denied by the diocese of Madison, Fr. William Nolan also had a 2009 prior report of misconduct

CONTACT: Peter Isely, SNAP founding member, 414.429.7259/peterisely@yahoo.com

WHO:  Survivors of clergy sexual abuse will be in court Thursday as Fr. William Nolan, age 64, a priest of the diocese of Madison, is arraigned on six counts of felony sexual assault of a child where he is expected to enter a plea on the charges.


Church Victims of Sexual Abuse Celebrate its 30th Anniversary in Chicago

The oldest and largest support group for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings celebrates its 30th anniversary in Chicago

SNAP supporters come together for information, healing, empowerment, and exposing abuse

Experts, Journalists, International Figures converge for this landmark event

What: 

Survivors, their supporters, and advocates will gather in Chicago this weekend to attend the 15th annual SNAP conference and to celebrate its 30th anniversary. SNAP, The Survivors Network (SNAPNetwork.org) was founded in Chicago in 1988.

Where/When: 

July 6-8, 2018
The Palmer House Hilton

17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

**Media should inquire at SNAP CONFERENCE CHECK-IN and ask for Judy Jones, Steve Spaner, Tim Lennon or Melanie Sakoda**


Rally -- Survivors Call on Pennsylvania Legislators to Reform Statute of Limitation Laws

For immediate release, June 8, 2018

Survivors Call on Pennsylvania Legislators to Reform Statute of Limitation Laws

Children must be protected

Survivors of Sexual Abuse Call for Help and Assistance

Hold Perpetrators Accountable for Their Crimes

Hold Institutions and Officials Accountable for Their Complicity in Cover Ups

What

Pennsylvania Rep. Mark Rozzi leads the call to reform archaic statute of limitation (SOL) laws that fail to protect children and fail to hold child sexual predators accountable. He calls on legislators and Catholic Bishops to help all victims.

And Rep. Rozzi wants SOL laws that hold predators accountable for their crimes and hold those complicit in hiding crimes to be held accountable. Rep. Rozzi calls us a rally.


OH--Victims blast Steubenville church officials

Bishop needs to explain delay in removing accused priest

All church documents related to accused priest need to be turned over to police

Others who may have been harmed urged to report to law enforcement

SNAP to hold support meeting same day of press event
 

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos, clergy sex abuse survivors and their supporters will: 
--demand that Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey Monforton explain his delay in revealing accused priest
--urge the Bishop to turn over to law enforcement all secret archive documents related to accused priest
--encourage others who may have knowledge or may have been harmed by accused priest to come forward and report any information to police
--hold a support meeting 


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