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.
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.
New York Governor Cuomo further extends the Child Victims Act’s “look back” window. Survivors of child sexual abuse now have more time to file a case.
The Catholic Church received $1.4 billion in taxpayer-funded COVID-19 relief aid. Some of this money was given to dioceses with a history of clergy abuse.