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Diocese of Rockville Phase 3

What Are the Details on Phase III of Diocese of Rockville Centre Clergy Abuse Compensation Program

The Diocese of Rockville Centre’s program to compensate sexual abuse victims has been expanded to include claims against Religious Order priests and nuns who were affiliated with the Diocese of Rockville Centre through its schools, parishes, or charitable agencies.  Previously, the program was limited to abuse by Diocesan Priests.  This system was unfair because it arbitrarily excluded large number of victims, including those abused by Jesuits, Franciscans, Benedictines, Maryknoll Fathers, Paulists, Salesians, Redemptorists, Passionists and Oblates among many other Religious Orders.

The deadline to register for the Diocese of Rockville Centre program is March 31, 2019. All claims must be registered to be considered for eligibility. The deadline to submit a claim is May 31, 2019.  Note that the program is completely voluntary.  Certain victims may wish to pursue their remedies under New York’s Child Victim Act.  Of course, you can register for Phase III of the compensation program, receive an offer, and then decide whether to accept the offer or file a lawsuit.

Horowitz Law represents victims of clergy sexual abuse in Phase III of the Diocese of Rockville Centre program.  In light of the approaching deadlines, contact us today at (954) 641-2100 or via e-mail at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com if you wish to participate in Phase III of the Diocese of Rockville Centre compensation program.  A properly submitted claim may include: sacrament records, school transcripts, photographs, medical records, and/or witness statements.  As these document may take significant time to assemble, it is important that you and your legal counsel begin this process as soon as possible.