The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

SNAP Press Statement

Statement Regarding NJ Governor Signs Bill Revoking Charitable Immunities Act


Date: Fri, January 6, 2006

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis (314) 566-9790 cell
National Director of SNAP

Kids are safer than ever in New Jersey now.

Employers now have more incentive to screen employees, train children, and
prevent abuse. They will work harder now to prevent horrific sex crimes
against kids and respond better when abuse happens.

New Jersey citizens should be grateful to the brave molestation victims and
their advocates who have helped reform this archaic, arbitrary and
restrictive law that protects molesters and those who hire and shield them.


Statement by Mark Serrano of Leesburg, Virginia,
cell (703) 727-4940 Board Member, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

My home state of New Jersey is yet another in a growing list of states that have supported retroactive changes in the law that will restore justice to those abused as children and bring dangerous predators to justice. Senator Joseph Vitale (D-Woodbridge) , led by Mark Crawford, Marc Goebel, John Hardwicke, SNAP leaders, VOTF members and many others worked for seven years to fix the law in New Jersey and provide incentive to charitable institutions to protect children from predators. Thank goodness they never quit.

David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP National Director (314) 566-9790 cell

Barbara Blaine of Chicago, SNAP Founder and President (312) 399 4747 cell

Mark Serrano of Leasburg VA, SNAP Board Member (703) 727 4940 cell, (703)
771 9606

Mary Grant of Long Beach CA, SNAP Board Member (626) 419 2930

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests