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Clergy Sexual Abuse in New Jersey

If you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in New Jersey, we want to help. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. In early 2019, partnered with New Jersey child sexual abuse attorney and survivor advocate Greg Gianforcaro – who, like us, has been working in this space for more than three decades – to ensure that we put the greatest New Jersey knowledge, experience, passion and tenacity to work for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy.

Our advocates in New Jersey are 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. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

New Rights for Survivors: The New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill

On May 13, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Victims’ Rights Bill into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey. See how the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill

may help you.

The Anderson Report: Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese and Dioceses of New Jersey

This report contains the names of diocesan priests, religious order priests, deacons, nuns, and religious brothers and sisters associated with Catholic Dioceses in the State of New Jersey, including those of whom were assigned within, working in, or living within the Archdiocese and Dioceses in New Jersey who have been accused of sexual misconduct. This includes the Archdiocese of Newark and Dioceses of Trenton, Camden, Paterson, and Metuchen. The information in this Anderson Report is derived from publicly available sources, claims made by survivors to the dioceses and religious orders responsible for the offenders, and legal settlements made as a result of claims for sexual abuse. All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. Download the report.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy, Boy Scout leaders, teachers, coaches or other authority figures to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against perpetrators of sexual abuse and the institutions that protect them. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
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New Jersey Independent Victim Compensation Program (IVCP)

On February 12, 2019 the Catholic Dioceses of New Jersey – Newark, Paterson, Metuchen, Camden, and Trenton – announced a plan to launch the Independent Victim Compensation Program (IVCP) to compensate adult survivors of child sexual abuse by Diocesan clergy. The Program, intended to be an alternative to litigation, will be administered by Kenneth Feinberg and Camille Biros.

    The Program is open as of Monday, July 15, 2019. Survivor participation in the Program is voluntary. The Program is available to any survivor of sexual abuse as a minor by priests or clergy of the five Roman Catholic Dioceses of New Jersey; it does not apply to religious order priests or clergy of Dioceses outside of New Jersey. Both survivors who have an existing claim and those filing for the first time can seek compensation. Anyone who has a previously settled or dismissed claim is not eligible to participate. New claim registration deadline: October 31, 2019 Filing deadline: December 31, 2019

Visit the official IVCP page for more details. 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 as part of this compensation program in New Jersey.

New Rights for Survivors: The New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill

On May 13, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Victims’ Rights Bill into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey. See how the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill may help you.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy, Boy Scout leaders, teachers, coaches or other authority figures to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against perpetrators of sexual abuse and the institutions that protect them. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(909)344-3847 | 80 S Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ | 08865

The New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill

On May 13, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Victims’ Rights Bill (S477) into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey.

An historic step forward for child protection, the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill:

  • Allows adult survivors of child sex abuse to bring a civil lawsuit against abusers and institutions that protected them until the survivor reaches the age of 55, or seven years from the date they discover the cause of their injuries (whichever is later).
  • Opens a two-year window in New Jersey for survivors to file cases against perpetrators and the institutions that protected them, no matter when the abuse occurred.
  • Will open on December 1, 2019 and close December 1, 2021.

Read the complete Governor’s statement.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy, Boy Scout leaders, teachers, coaches or other authority figures to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against perpetrators of sexual abuse and the institutions that protect them. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(909)344-3847 | 80 S Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ | 08865

Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse in New Jersey

If you were abused by a Scoutmaster or Scout leader in New Jersey, we want to help you. Jeff Anderson & Associates and attorney Greg Gianforcaro have worked with survivors of abuse by Scoutmasters, Scout leaders, and other volunteers of the Boy Scouts of America in New Jersey and across the country. If you decide to take action your privacy will be respected and your identity can remain confidential throughout the entire process. We are here to help you find justice and healing.

If you or someone you know was sexually abused at any time while participating in the Boy Scouts of America in New Jersey we can help you find justice. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Boy Scouts “Perversion Files”

From the 1920s to present day, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has maintained an internal filing system of scout leaders accused of misconduct, including sexual abuse. The “Ineligible Volunteer Files” (IV Files) constitute five categories, including sexual misconduct, a.k.a., Perversion Files. These Perversion Files illustrate the knowledge that the BSA has about the history and context of sexual abuse of children within scouting. Significantly, as a direct result of claims brought by survivors of child sex abuse and their advocates, courts have ordered the release of these files throughout the country, amounting to nearly 8,000 accused perpetrators and an estimated 12,000+ children abused.

The Anderson List: Sexual Abuse in the Boy Scouts of America New Jersey

The Anderson List of Sexual Abuse in the Boy Scouts in New Jersey contains the names of 50+ individuals associated with the Boy Scouts who have been accused of sexual misconduct with minors. While lawsuits may have been filed involving some of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. Download the report.

Boy Scouts of America & Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

In December of 2018, the Wall Street Journal reported that, between dwindling numbers and mounting sexual abuse allegations, the Boy Scouts of America was considering filing for bankruptcy. As demonstrated over the years by Catholic dioceses facing similar circumstances, this option stands to benefit the organization far more than those hurt by perpetrators within it; but survivors still may have a claim against the Boy Scouts and a path, not only to justice, but to greater safety for all children involved in scouts through the release of secret IV Files on perpetrators within the BSA.

Understanding what Chapter 11 really means is crucial to finding the most direct path to healing and justice. If you are a survivor of sexual abuse by a Scout leader, Scoutmaster or other volunteer or employee of the Boy Scouts of America, get the background on Chapter 11 and what it could mean for you and your claim.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy, Boy Scout leaders, teachers, coaches or other authority figures to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against perpetrators of sexual abuse and the institutions that protect them. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(909)344-3847 | 80 S Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ | 08865

CARDINAL THEODORE MCCARRICK

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of New York in 1959. Prior to his elevation to Bishop of Metuchen, McCarrick worked in various parishes within the Archdiocese of New York and spent two years on “special assignment” at Catholic University in Puerto Rico.

In 1978, Cardinal McCarrick was elevated to Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of New York where he worked until 1981 when he was appointed as the founding bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen. In 1986, McCarrick was appointed Archbishop of Newark. In late 2000, Pope John Paul II appointed McCarrick Archbishop of Washington and he was elevated to Cardinal in 2001.

Pope Francis removed Cardinal McCarrick from ministry in June 2018 after allegations of sexual abuse surfaced against McCarrick. He was allowed to resign from his position in July 2018 and was suspended from public ministry. In February 2019, Cardinal McCarrick was removed from the clerical state at the conclusion of an internal Church adjudication process conducted by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Cardinal McCarrick is the highest ranking Catholic official to be removed from the priesthood because of allegations of child sexual abuse. To-date, at least three survivors of abuse have come forward alleging sexual abuse by McCarrick.

The Anderson Report: Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese and Dioceses of New Jersey

This report contains the names of diocesan priests, religious order priests, deacons, nuns, and religious brothers and sisters associated with Catholic Dioceses in the State of New Jersey, including those of whom were assigned within, working in, or living within the Archdiocese and Dioceses in New Jersey who have been accused of sexual misconduct. The information in this Anderson Report is derived from publicly available sources. Download the report

You are not alone. We are here to help.

Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy, Boy Scout leaders, teachers, coaches or other authority figures to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against perpetrators of sexual abuse and the institutions that protect them. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(909)344-3847 | 80 S Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ | 08865

Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese of Newark

The Archdiocese of Newark was created by the Holy See in 1853 and erected as an Archdiocese on December 10, 1937. Today the Archdiocese of Newark is comprised of the four counties of Bergen, Hudson, Essex, and Union. According to the 2018 Official Catholic Directory, the Archdiocese of Newark serves approximately 1,220,143 Catholics and there are approximately 792 priests currently in the Archdiocese of Newark.

New Rights for Survivors: The New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill

On May 13, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Victims’ Rights Bill into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey. See how the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill may help you.

The Anderson Report: Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese and Dioceses of New Jersey

This report contains the names of diocesan priests, religious order priests, deacons, nuns, and religious brothers and sisters associated with Catholic Dioceses in the State of New Jersey, including those of whom were assigned within, working in, or living within the Archdiocese and Dioceses in New Jersey who have been accused of sexual misconduct. The information in this Anderson Report is derived from publicly available sources. Download the report

You are not alone. We are here to help you.

From simply listening to your story without judgment to assistance navigating the complexities of New Jersey’s victims’ rights law, we are ready to help New Jersey child sex abuse survivors find justice and healing. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(909)344-3847 | 80 S Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ | 08865

Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Camden

The Diocese of Camden was established on December 9, 1937 encompasses New Jersey’s largest geographical jurisdiction at 2,691 square miles. There are approximately 231 priests currently in the Diocese of Camden in the counties of Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem. According to the 2018 Official Catholic Directory, the Diocese of Camden serves approximately 495,843 Catholics.

The Anderson Report: Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese and Dioceses of New Jersey

This report contains the names of diocesan priests, religious order priests, deacons, nuns, and religious brothers and sisters associated with Catholic Dioceses in the State of New Jersey, including those of whom were assigned within, working in, or living within the Archdiocese and Dioceses in New Jersey who have been accused of sexual misconduct. The information in this Anderson Report is derived from publicly available sources. Download the report

New Rights for Survivors: The New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill

On May 13, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Victims’ Rights Bill into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey. See how the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill may help you.

You are not alone. We are here to help you.

From simply listening to your story without judgment to assistance navigating the complexities of New Jersey’s victims’ rights law, we are ready to help New Jersey child sex abuse survivors find justice and healing. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(909)344-3847 | 80 S Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ | 08865

Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Metuchen

The Diocese of Metuchen is the youngest diocese in New Jersey, which was created by the Holy See on November 19, 1981. The geographical boundaries of the Diocese of Metuchen include 1,214 square miles comprised of the counties Warren, Hunterdon, Somerset and Middlesex. According to the 2018 Official Catholic Directory, the Diocese of Metuchen serves approximately 646,508 Catholics and there are approximately 212 priests currently in the Diocese of Metuchen.

The Anderson Report: Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese and Dioceses of New Jersey

This report contains the names of diocesan priests, religious order priests, deacons, nuns, and religious brothers and sisters associated with Catholic Dioceses in the State of New Jersey, including those of whom were assigned within, working in, or living within the Archdiocese and Dioceses in New Jersey who have been accused of sexual misconduct. The information in this Anderson Report is derived from publicly available sources. Download the report

New Rights for Survivors: The New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill

On May 13, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Victims’ Rights Bill into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey. See how the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill may help you.

You are not alone. We are here to help you.

From simply listening to your story without judgment to assistance navigating the complexities of New Jersey’s victims’ rights law, we are ready to help New Jersey child sex abuse survivors find justice and healing. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(909)344-3847 | 80 S Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ | 08865

Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Paterson

The Diocese of Paterson was established by the Holy See on December 9, 1937. The Diocese of Paterson comprises the northern counties of Passaic, Morris, and Sussex. According to the 2018 Official Catholic Directory, the Diocese of Paterson serves approximately 430,000 Catholic and there are approximately 376 priests currently in the Diocese of Paterson.

The Anderson Report: Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese and Dioceses of New Jersey

This report contains the names of diocesan priests, religious order priests, deacons, nuns, and religious brothers and sisters associated with Catholic Dioceses in the State of New Jersey, including those of whom were assigned within, working in, or living within the Archdiocese and Dioceses in New Jersey who have been accused of sexual misconduct. The information in this Anderson Report is derived from publicly available sources. Download the report

New Rights for Survivors: The New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill

On May 13, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Victims’ Rights Bill into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey. See how the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill may help you.

You are not alone. We are here to help you.

From simply listening to your story without judgment to assistance navigating the complexities of New Jersey’s victims’ rights law, we are ready to help New Jersey child sex abuse survivors find justice and healing. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(909)344-3847 | 80 S Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ | 08865

Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Trenton

The Diocese of Trenton is the second oldest diocese in New Jersey, which was created by the Holy See in August of 1881. The Diocese of Trenton comprises the four counties of Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean. According to the 2018 Official Catholic Directory, the Diocese of Trenton serves approximately 735,000 Catholics and there are approximately 265 priests currently in the Diocese of Trenton.

The Anderson Report: Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese and Dioceses of New Jersey

This report contains the names of diocesan priests, religious order priests, deacons, nuns, and religious brothers and sisters associated with Catholic Dioceses in the State of New Jersey, including those of whom were assigned within, working in, or living within the Archdiocese and Dioceses in New Jersey who have been accused of sexual misconduct. The information in this Anderson Report is derived from publicly available sources. Download the report

New Rights for Survivors: The New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill

On May 13, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Victims’ Rights Bill into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey. See how the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill may help you.

You are not alone. We are here to help you.

From simply listening to your story without judgment to assistance navigating the complexities of New Jersey’s victims’ rights law, we are ready to help New Jersey child sex abuse survivors find justice and healing. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(909)344-3847 | 80 S Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ | 08865