We hope your 2022 has been off to a healthy and happy start! We're glad you're connected with us and hope this April edition of our newsletter will give you some energy and ideas as we recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Welcome to new SNAP President, Shaun Dougherty!
For the past ten years, SNAP President Emeritus Tim Lennon has been a dedicated advocate for children and survivors. But all good things must come to an end and Tim's term on the SNAP Board of Directors has formally ended, and the Board has elected SNAP Leader Shaun Dougherty as our new President.
Shaun, a Johnstown, PA native, has been an ardent advocate for statute of limitations reform in New York and Pennsylvania to allow all survivors the justice they deserve. Before serving on SNAP's Board of Directors, Shaun's first trip to Harrisburg, PA, in 2016 inspired him to do more and become involved with SNAP. A survivor of clergy abuse himself, Shaun has spoken on national news about his abuse and the reforms that need to be made. Recently, in an ongoing battle for window legislation in Pennsylvania, it would not be uncommon to find Shaun in the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg shortly after the doors first open. Shaun is looking forward to bringing those same energies to other states with archaic statutes and, more importantly, help promote and represent the interests of survivors across the globe.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month; Survivor Speak Out Event; April 8 World Day for Abuse Prevention; Mini-Conference Recordings Available; SNAP's New Board Member; Virtual Screening of "Athlete A" Sponsored by Legislative Reform for Indiana Survivors (LRIS); Unique Ways to Give; SNAP Leaders in the News
All Survivors Day; 2020 SNAP Conference Sessions on Youtube; Notice of Upcoming Deadline in Boy Scout of America Cases; Remembering Jerry Arnal; Catholic Uprising: New Series Available on Youtube; Unique Ways to Support SNAP; Christa Brown on Stopping Baptist Predators; SNAP Leaders in the News
The Power of Sustaining Gifts, RSVP to the 2020 SNAP Virtual Conference, Reporting Abuse and Surviving Abuse: Articles by Bailey Brown Featuring SNAP's Mary Dispenza, Things Fell Apart But the Center Held published by Dianne Couts, 20 Years After Reporting Clergy Abuse, a Notre Dame Survivor Shares His Story, SNAP Needs Russian/Polish Translator, Help SNAP Become a Leading 2020 Nonprofit, SNAP Leaders in the News
New SNAP Team members, 2019 Annual Support, Diocese of Harrisburg accepting abuse claims until November 13, 2020, SNAP Blog, All-Women Inclusive Online Yoga Retreat, Message to Male Survivors from Jim Struve, Stay Connected Through Covid-19., SNAP Leaders in the News, Successful GTN Campaign, Help SNAP Become a 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit
SNAP Returns to Rome, Live Music & Volunteering at 2020 Conference, SNAP Blog, Conference for Jewish Survivors, SNAP Leaders in the News
Growing the movement, New Board Member Update, Getting Through the Holidays, Early Bird Registration, #windowtojustice in New Jersey, Wishes for the Holidays and the New Year — A Survivor's List, PREY, SNAP Leaders in the News
New Jersey Passes a "Window to Justice", Investigations in Georgia and California, Grace French: Plenary Speaker at 2020 Conferece, Video-Conferencing Support Groups, SNAP Leaders in the News, FBI wants to hear from survivors
SNAP in Rome, Leaders Meeting in Atlanta, Conference Update, and SNAP Highlights