The compensation fund is available to victims seeking compensation for a limited time. All survivors of clergy abuse are eligible regardless of how many years ago the abuse occurred. While the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Diocese of Pittsburgh compensation programs only allow claims against Diocesan priest, the Diocese of Scranton also allows for claims against priests from Religious Orders and lay people such as Catholic school employees. If you have any questions about the Compensation Fund, contact Horowitz Law for more information about these fund claims. Our law firm has assembled on this website the most comprehensive database of perpetrators of sexual abuse that is available anywhere. We have identified more perpetrators than any other source.
In certain cases, the claims process may involve gathering church sacrament records, school records, witness statements, counseling/therapy records, or photographs to support your claim. For that reason, it is critical you do not wait until the deadline to register your claim. It is also essential that you hire an attorney who has previously handled cases involving the compensation programs in Pennsylvania.
The claims fund is voluntary and confidential. After the fund is closed on July 31, the overwhelming majority of victims of abuse by clergy of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Diocese of Pittsburgh, or Diocese of Scranton will no have no civil recourse against the Dioceses because Pennsylvania law requires such civil claims to be brought before the victims turns thirty (30) years old
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