Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Camden
If you are a survivor of child sexual abuse by a priest, teacher, coach, or other clergy you are not alone. You have rights. Our attorneys & advocates are here to help you.
It’s time for your voice to be heard. It’s time to hold institutions accountable for covering up decades of sexual abuse. And if you are a survivor of child sexual abuse in the Diocese of Camden, that time is running out. The Diocese of Camden recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with a claims bar date set for June 30, 2021. That means all survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy and lay staff and volunteers of the diocese must file a claim by this date. We want to help you, but you must call now.
In 2019, we 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 and are currently working with dozens of clergy abuse survivors in the Diocese of Camden – and hundreds in dioceses across the state. Together, we have the trusted, proven knowledge, experience, passion, and tenacity to work with and fight for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy in New Jersey.
Our advocates in New Jersey are dedicated to helping survivors of child sexual abuse. It’s more than our jobs—it’s our mission. 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 always remain completely confidential.
Diocese of Camden Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
On October 1, 2020, the Diocese of Camden filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Diocese officials made this decision after being named as a defendant in hundreds of clergy sexual abuse lawsuits filed since New Jersey’s Child Victims Act took effect. Chapter 11 bankruptcy does change what survivors can do under the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill, but does not close the door to justice and accountability
On February 5, 2021, U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of New Jersey Judge Jerrold Poslusny ruled that the claims bar date for survivors in the Diocese of Camden Chapter 11 bankruptcy is June 30, 2021. All survivors of clergy abuse in the Diocese of Camden must file complaints before this date.
Historically, organizations such as Catholic dioceses and religious orders have used Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a shield to prevent embarrassing jury trials, allowing the institution to maintain “business as usual” while continuing to hide its secrets. Bishops use this legal tactic to try and prevent survivors of child sexual abuse from pursuing legal action, exposing predators, and holding the Diocese accountable. However, you still have legal rights. Please visit our Chapter 11 bankruptcy FAQ page for more details about this process.
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
The Anderson Report The Diocese of Camden: Financial Assets Under the Bishop’s Control
This report contains research reflecting the organizational structure and assets under the control of the Bishop of the Diocese of Camden, including the parishes, and other related entities/assets through filings in the bankruptcy of the Diocese of Camden, as well as a review of property, tax, and other records. The information in this Anderson Report is derived from publicly available sources. Download the Report.
Clergy Accused of Child Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Camden
The list below contain the names of clergy who were assigned within or working in the New Jersey Diocese of Camden who have been accused of sexual misconduct. While lawsuits were filed involving many of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have been settled or have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law.
All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. In some situations, the statute of limitations has expired preventing cases from being heard in a court of law. The information contained herein is an attempt to compile information already available to the public including information obtained from the media, www.bishopaccountability.org, the Diocese’s public statements, lists and reports that were released to the public, and other sources that have attempted to chronicle this information for public use.