Posts Categorized In: Child Sex Abuse

Bankruptcy Shortens the Time for New Orleans Clergy Abuse Survivors to File Legal Claims

After paying millions of dollars in compensation to victims of child sexual abuse, the Archdiocese of New Orleans is the latest division of the Catholic Church to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. What does this mean for survivors of childhood sexual abuse at orphanages, youth homes, churches, schools, and other organizations run by the… Read More

Holding the Catholic Church Liable for Child Abuse in New Orleans Youth Homes and Orphanages

As the bankruptcy proceedings of the Archdiocese of New Orleans move forward, information continues to surface about allegations of child abuse – including sexual abuse – in youth homes run by the church. Dozens of individuals who spent time as children living at Madonna Manor, Hope Haven, and St. Elizabeth’s have claimed that they suffered… Read More

Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors Must File Claims in Archdiocese of New Orleans Bankruptcy or Risk Losing Their Right to Compensation

Individuals alleging to have been sexually abused by Catholic clergy will no longer have their cases decided by a jury of their peers. Instead, the success of their claims will be determined in bankruptcy court. On May 1, 2020, the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans filed a Chapter 11 petition in… Read More

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

From Zach Hiner, Executive Director, at the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) “This year’s Child Abuse Prevention Month is a little different thanks to COVID-19. But just because we’re practicing social distancing doesn’t mean that we must be isolated, alone, or die. Throughout April we will be providing you with content that… Read More

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Here’s a message from Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP): “As the Coronavirus continues to rage across the globe and our neighbors, colleagues, and friends start practicing things like “social distancing,” self-quarantines, and work-from-home, this can lead to something that many survivors are all-too-familiar with: isolation. Remember that while the world is shutting… Read More

Challenges and Gaps in Louisiana’s Efforts to Address Human Trafficking

The Louisiana Legislative Auditor has recently released a report, “Challenges and Gaps in Louisiana’s Efforts to Address Human Trafficking.” The report states that there are some regions of the state that have addressed some human trafficking concerns, but a concerted statewide campaign is needed to alert Louisiana residents how to recognize and report suspected cases… Read More

Catholic Priests Moved Abroad After Accusations in U.S.

“The Catholic Church allowed more than 50 U.S.-based clergy to move abroad after facing credible accusations of sexual abuse. Some continued to work with children.” “Dozens of Catholic Priests Credibly Accused of Abuse Found Work Abroad, Some With the Church’s Blessing”, is an article co-published by ProPublica and the Houston Chronicle. The reporters were Nicole… Read More

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The Archdiocese of New Orleans Has Filed Bankruptcy


 

Clergy sexual abuse survivors must file their claim soon or risk losing their right to compensation.

 

If you or someone you know endured sexual assault or abuse at the hands of a clergy member at any time,

 

PLEASE CONTACT US TODAY so we can help you file your claim.

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