Fr. Urbano Vazquez Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison
A priest who had been convicted of abusing at least two young girls in Washington D.C. has been found sentenced to 15 years in prison. We are grateful for this sentence and hope that it brings some measure of closure and healing to the victims in this case.
The bravery and courage of these young survivors ensured that there is now one less child abuser in D.C. area parishes. We applaud them and their families for their strength during this ordeal and hope that they can move forward and heal.
It is rare for abusers to face criminal consequences, so we hope that this case encourages and inspires others who may have been sexually abused to find their own courage to come forward and make a report to law enforcement.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)
SNAP Conference Postponed to September
As cases of COVID-19 continue to dominate the headlines, affect the way we work and play, and force changes to our daily lives, we have decided to postpone the SNAP Annual Conference from July until September. We are now planning to hold the conference from September 25 - 27 and it will still be held in Denver, CO.
In order to help make this change easier, we will be charging only $99 for registration from now through June 30. Stay tuned for updates and register today on our conference page.SNAP Conference Postponed to September