We represent child sex abuse victims of all ages who were sexually abused in the United States, and I am not only an Attorney, but also a Social Worker, so I understand. As a crime victim advocate I have represented adults sexually abused as children, teen and child victims and have nearly 25 years experience with over 35,000 victims.
One in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys will be sexually abused before they reach the age of 18 and the sexual abuse is often perpetrated by someone a child knows. In fact, over 90% of child sexual abuse occurs with someone a child has an established and trusting relationship, with such as a volunteer, coach, clergy person, teacher, mentor, or neighbor. Only about 1/3 of the 90% occurs with a family member. It was not surprising for us to hear the results of a Pennsylvania grand jur
In a handful of Dioceses across New York State, the Catholic Church has offered adults sexually abused as children an opportunity to participate in a voluntary settlement program without having to go to court. The final agreement and release does not preclude the victim from discussing the award or its terms and the information provided in support of the claim is strictly confidential. These programs, known as Independent Reconciliation Compensation Programs (IRCP) have been
Brooklyn and Rockville Centre Diocese IRCP Programs are OPEN. The deadline for the Brooklyn IRCP reporting is December 21, 2017 and the claim is due in by February 28, 2018 BUT YOU MUST report the abuse by the 21st of December. Rockville Centre Phase 1 claims are due by December 31st and Phase 2 is expected to open January 1, 2018. CALL ME NOW to schedule a FREE consultation. Laura Ahearn 631 942-1078 #LauraAhearn #ClergyAbuse #IRCP #CrimeVictim #ClergySexualAbuse #PriestS