JAA Staff Writer

Jan 28, 2020: Child Sexual Assault Lawsuit Brought Against Fullerton Joint Union High School District Under Child Victims Act

Tuesday in Costa Mesa, on behalf of a courageous survivor, attorneys from Jeff Anderson & Associates and Greenberg Gross, as well as sexual assault survivors and advocates will reveal and discuss a new lawsuit brought against Fullerton Joint Union High School District under the new California Child Victims Act (AB 218) for childhood sexual assault by Charles “Chuck” Ritz III, a math teacher, soccer coach, and surf club advisor at La Habra High School …

Jan 02, 2020: First Lawsuit Filed Against Diocese of Fresno Under Child Victims Act for Child Sexual Abuse by Fr. Anthony Moreno

(Fresno, California) – Today in Fresno, a courageous survivor and attorneys from Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Reveal and discuss a child sexual abuse lawsuit filed against the Diocese of Fresno and St. Philip the Apostle in Bakersfield under California’s new Child Victims Act (AB 218). The Plaintiff was sexually abused by Fr. Anthony Moreno in approximately 1979-80 at St. Philip the Apostle. Moreno is being identified as a perpetrator publicly for the first time in the lawsuit.

Oct 26, 2018: Abuse Survivors Call on Pope Francis, Vatican to Change Dangerous Practices & Protocols

On October 24, 2018, clergy sexual abuse survivors Jim Keenan and Kathy Stonebraker filed suit against the Vatican in federal court in the Northern District of California. Survivor and advocate Jim Keenan explains why he decided to file this lawsuit, calling on Pope Francis and the Catholic Church to change its dangerous policies and protocols surrounding clergy sexual abuse. Jim and Kathy are seeking truth and transparency not only for themselves, but for thousands of sexual abuse survivors across the globe. It’s time for change.

Oct 19, 2018: Department of Justice Investigations Long Overdue, Will Test Church Hierarchy

News that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania and the Diocese of Buffalo in New York for their handling of clergy sex abuse is as significant as it is overdue. No one can predict the outcome, but the investigations provide hope for accountability and transparency for the Catholic Church and healing for survivors.The involvement of the feds ups the ante in the current swirl of public outrage over, and secular investigations into, sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and the Church’s cover-up. In Pennsylvania, the federal investigation comes on the heels …