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.
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