SNAP Applauds as Rhode Island Police Create Clergy Abuse Hotline
State police in Rhode Island have taken a major step forward in helping investigate cases of clergy abuse by creating a confidential hotline for survivors, witnesses, and whistleblowers. We applaud this move and hope that other states around the country will follow suit.
In creating this hotline, state police have sent the message to survivors that they are there to help and are willing to provide the tools and resources that will make it easier for survivors to come forward and report their abuse. Making a report to law enforcement about sexually violent crimes can be a very challenging thing for survivors to do, so we are grateful for any effort which helps ease the burdens that survivors bear.
We believe that the establishment of this hotline will help keep children in Rhode Island safer. We hope that anyone who has any knowledge or suspicions about cases of abuse will be emboldened by this announcement and will find the courage to come forward, make a report, and start healing. The hotline can be reached at (401) 764-0142.
CONTACT: Zach Hiner, SNAP Executive Director (email@example.com, 517-974-9009)
(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