N. Ireland abuse probe should be expanded, victims say

For immediate release: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris, SNAP Outreach Director, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-503-0003 [email protected])

We support the victims and advocates who want to see the Northern Ireland institutional abuse investigation to spread to England and Wales.


Kids were hurt in these institutions in large part because governmental officials were at least negligence, or perhaps worse. So the least that governmental officials can do now is to investigate and hold open public hearings. This would help in three ways. It would help those who have suffered so long might at least be heard.  It would help the public understand how such devastating maltreatment could have happened and be hidden. And it would help deter recklessness, callousness and deceit by church, school and governmental officials in the future.

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell,[email protected]), Barbara Dorris (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell, [email protected]), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747, [email protected])

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