Amid COVID-19 measures, child abuse may be on the rise. This Child Abuse Prevention Month, take time to educate yourself on the issue to prevent future abuse.
The New Orleans Archdiocese filed for bankruptcy due to the pandemic. The bankruptcy is affecting priest abuse lawsuits and the archdiocese’s debt payments.
The Boy Scouts of America is protecting its local councils and their assets from bankruptcy proceedings. This may harm sex abuse victims seeking justice.
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.
A deadline was set for victims filing sex abuse claims against the Syracuse Diocese. Victims must file a claim by April 15, 2021, to receive compensation.
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.