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Priest Sexual Abuse in New York

If you were sexually abused by a priest in New York, we want to help. Our law firm has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and we have litigated cases nationwide against Catholic dioceses and religious orders.

We have a team in New York dedicated to helping survivors of priest sexual abuse. We will listen to your story and work tirelessly in response to the injustice you have suffered. We will support, protect and guide you along your journey toward justice and healing. You information will remain completely confidential.

In October 2016, the Archdiocese of New York announced a compensation program for sexual abuse survivors. The deadline to submit claims for the Archdiocese of New York’s compensation program was November 1, 2017.

On June 21, 2017, the Diocese of Brooklyn announced its compensation program. The Diocese of Rockville Centre announced a similar compensation program on October 6, 2017. The Diocese of Syracuse announced a similar program on February 14, 2018, and the Diocese of Buffalo and Diocese of Ogdensburg announced similar programs on March 1, 2018.

The deadline to act for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Phase II is April 30, 2018.

The deadline to act for the Diocese of Syracuse is May 16, 2018.

The deadline to act for the Diocese of Ogdensburg is May 31, 2018.

The deadline to act for the Diocese of Buffalo is June 1, 2018.

The deadlines for applications for the Archdiocese of New York IRCP and the Diocese of Brooklyn IRCP have passed but our attorneys would be happy to speak with you about options that may be available.

Before making such an important decision concerning such a serious and sensitive matter, we encourage all survivors of priest sexual abuse to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim against the Archdiocese of New York.

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Priests Accused of Sexual Misconduct in New York

Priest Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Brooklyn

On June 21, 2017, the Diocese of Brooklyn announced a plan to compensate survivors of priest sexual abuse. This program is similar to the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) offered by the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Rockville Centre and the Diocese of Syracuse. The deadline for applications for the Diocese of Brooklyn IRCP has passed but our attorneys would be happy to speak with you about options that may be available.

The Diocese of Brooklyn’s IRCP is only available to survivors of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Brooklyn. The IRCP excludes sexual abuse survivors who were abused by a member of a religious order or priests who worked in the Diocese of Brooklyn, but were not Diocesan priests.

Before making such an important decision concerning such a serious and sensitive matter, we encourage all survivors of priest sexual abuse to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim against the Diocese of Brooklyn.

If a sexual abuse survivor enters into an agreement with the Diocese of Brooklyn and decides to proceed with compensation, the survivor waives all future rights to litigate against the Diocese of Brooklyn.

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Priest Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese of New York

On Thursday, October 6, 2016, Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced a plan to compensate survivors of priest sexual abuse called the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (“IRCP”). This program was only available to survivors of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of New York. Additionally, the program was limited to only those individuals who previously reported sexual abuse to the Archdiocese of New York. The IRCP also excluded survivors of sexual abuse who were abused by a member of a religious order or priests who worked in the Archdiocese of New York, but were not Archdiocesan priests.

Furthermore, if you received a settlement in the past for the sexual abuse you suffered as a child, you were not eligible to participate in the IRCP. Cardinal Dolan set an arbitrary deadline of January 31, 2017, to participate in Phase I of the program. Claims were evaluated by Kenneth Feinberg and Camille Biros who determined eligibility to participate in the program and a survivor’s overall compensation for the sexual abuse they suffered.

After the Phase I, January 31, 2017, deadline passed, the Archdiocese of New York announced Phase II of the IRCP. Phase II was for individuals who had not previously contacted the Archdiocese regarding sexual abuse allegations by priests. All submissions were forwarded to the office of the District Attorney for review and the matter was investigated and examined by the Archdiocese Lay Review Board.

The deadline for submissions for Phase II was November 1st, 2017.

If a sexual abuse survivor entered into an agreement with the Archdiocese of New York and decided to proceed with compensation, the survivor waived all future rights to litigate against the Archdiocese of New York.

The deadline for applications for the Archdiocese of New York IRCP has passed but our attorneys would be happy to speak with you about options that may be available.

We encourage all survivors of priest sexual abuse to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim against the Archdiocese of New York.

Please contact our law firm confidentially today at (646)-759-2551 or

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Priest Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo

On March 1, 2018, the Diocese of Buffalo announced a plan to compensate survivors of priest sexual abuse. This program is similar to the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) offered by the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Diocese of Rockville Centre, the Diocese of Syracuse and the Diocese of Ogdensburg.

The Diocese of Buffalo’s IRCP is only available to survivors of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo. The IRCP excludes sexual abuse survivors who were abused by a member of a religious order or priests who worked in the Diocese of Buffalo, but were not Diocesan priests.

This financial compensation program is available now, regardless of the statute of limitations or when the sexual abuse occurred.

The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2018.

If a sexual abuse survivor enters into an agreement with the Diocese of Buffalo and decides to proceed with financial compensation, the survivor waives all future rights to litigate against the Diocese of Buffalo.

Before making such an important decision concerning such a serious and sensitive matter, we encourage all survivors of priest sexual abuse to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim against the Diocese of Buffalo.

Diocese of Buffalo Report

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Priest Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Ogdensburg

On March 1, 2018, the Diocese of Ogdensburg announced a plan to compensate survivors of priest sexual abuse. This program is similar to the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) offered by the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Diocese of Rockville Centre, the Diocese of Syracuse and the Diocese of Buffalo.

The Diocese of Ogdensburg’s IRCP is only available to survivors of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Ogdensburg. The IRCP excludes sexual abuse survivors who were abused by a member of a religious order or priests who worked in the Diocese of Ogdensburg, but were not Diocesan priests.

This financial compensation program is available now, regardless of the statute of limitations or when the sexual abuse occurred.

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2018.

If a sexual abuse survivor enters into an agreement with the Diocese of Ogdensburg and decides to proceed with financial compensation, the survivor waives all future rights to litigate against the Diocese of Ogdensburg.

Diocese of Ogdensburg Report

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Priest Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Rockville Centre

On October 6, 2017, the Diocese of Rockville Centre announced a plan to compensate survivors of priest sexual abuse. This program is similar to the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) offered by the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Diocese of Syracuse.

The Diocese of Rockville Centre’s IRCP is only available to survivors of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The IRCP excludes sexual abuse survivors who were abused by a member of a religious order or priests who worked in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, but were not Diocesan priests.

This financial compensation program is available now, regardless of the statute of limitations or when the sexual abuse occurred.

The deadline for submissions for Phase II is April 30, 2018.

If a sexual abuse survivor enters into an agreement with the Diocese of Rockville Centre and decides to proceed with financial compensation, the survivor waives all future rights to litigate against the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Before making such an important decision concerning such a serious and sensitive matter, we encourage all survivors of priest sexual abuse to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim against the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Suffolk County Grand Jury Report

On February 10, 2003, the Suffolk County Grand Jury Report was released after an investigation into the Diocese of Rockville Centre, its priest and its parishes. The Grand Jury examined personnel records of the diocese’s priests, including secret archive files of 43 priests. The Grand Jury concluded that “officials in the Diocese failed in their responsibility to protect children” and “ignored complaints about the sexually abusive behavior of priests.” Find more information on the 2003 Suffolk County Grand Jury Report here: www.bishop-accountability.org

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Priest Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Syracuse

On February 14, 2018, the Diocese of Syracuse announced a plan to compensate survivors of priest sexual abuse. This program is similar to the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) offered by the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

The Diocese of Syracuse’s IRCP is only available to survivors of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Syracuse. The IRCP excludes sexual abuse survivors who were abused by a member of a religious order or priests who worked in the Diocese of Syracuse, but were not Diocesan priests.

This financial compensation program is available now, regardless of the statute of limitations or when the sexual abuse occurred.

The deadline for submissions is May 16, 2018.

If a sexual abuse survivor enters into an agreement with the Diocese of Syracuse and decides to proceed with financial compensation, the survivor waives all future rights to litigate against the Diocese of Syracuse.

Before making such an important decision concerning such a serious and sensitive matter, we encourage all survivors of priest sexual abuse to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim against the Diocese of Syracuse.

Diocese of Syracuse Report

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New York Child Victims Act

Sexual abuse survivors in New York and their advocates are fighting to pass the New York Child Victims Act (S.809). The proposed Child Victims Act would eliminate criminal statutes of limitations in child sexual abuse cases and allow civil claims to be brought up to 50 years beyond the dates of abuse. The proposed Act would also create a one-year window for previously unaddressed civil claims to be initiated. In February 2018, when a Quinnipiac University Poll found that 90 percent of New York state voters supported the proposed Child Victims Act, the state Senate continued to deny the bill a vote.

In 2016, Cardinal Timothy Dolan introduced a compensation program in the Archdiocese of New York for sexual abuse survivors abused by priests in the Archdiocese. The Archdiocese’s plan only includes survivors in the Archdiocese who were abused by Archdiocesan priests, excluding those abused by religious order priests, other religious, and lay persons. Similar plans were subsequently introduced in the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Diocese of Rockville Centre and the Diocese of Syracuse. We encourage priest sexual abuse survivors to consult with legal counsel before participating in these programs.

Please contact our law firm confidentially today at (646)-759-2551 or

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