In 2020, many states passed or proposed bills to expand the rights of child sex abuse survivors. Although some bills failed, lawmakers continue to fight for victims.
Citing the financial impacts of abuse claims and the pandemic, the NY Diocese of Rockville Centre and the Diocese of Camden in NJ filed for bankruptcy in Oct.
The New York Diocese of Buffalo filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after facing a significant number of clergy sex abuse lawsuits.
Allegations of child sexual abuse have risen during the coronavirus pandemic. The rise coincides with stay-at-home orders.
SNAP provides support groups for women & men who've been abused by religious & institutional leaders. Learn more about SNAP & how the organization supports victims.
The Boy Scouts of America is protecting its local councils and their assets from bankruptcy proceedings. This may harm sex abuse victims seeking justice.