Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese of New York
If you are a survivor of child sexual abuse by a priest, teacher, coach, or other clergy you are not alone. Our attorneys & advocates are here to help you.
Whether you require assistance in navigating the complexities of the New York Child Victims Act or simply need someone to listen to your story without judgment, we are ready to help child sexual abuse survivors like you find justice, healing, compensation, and accountability in the Archdiocese of New York. Our law firm of legal professionals and trauma-informed advocates has spent almost 40 years working with survivors of child sexual abuse and successfully litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. It’s time for your voice to be heard. It’s time to hold institutions accountable for covering up decades of sexual abuse. It’s your time.
Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program
In 2016, Archdiocese of New York officials announced a short-term Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Plan (IRCP) for specific survivors of sexual abuse within the Archdiocese. Serving more as a stopgap rather than a long-term solution, this plan is no longer in effect. Even when it was active, the IRCP was extremely limited in its capacity to help clergy sex abuse survivors find justice. In 2021, a leaked transcript of a teleconference involving attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who is the primary administrator and champion of New York Dioceses’ (IRCP), rallied against Child Victims Act (CVA) legislation on behalf of Cardinal Dolan, claiming, “We are taking care of our own problem.” The transcript makes clear that the IRCP was a last-ditch effort to halt the Child Victims Act from passing in New York.
The Anderson Report: Clerical Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese of New York
This report contains the names of clergy associated with the Archdiocese of New York who have been accused of committing sexual offenses against minors. The vast majority of the claims against these individuals have not been evaluated in a civil 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 many situations, the statute of limitations has expired preventing the cases from being heard in a court of law.
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New York Child Victims Act Diocesan Lawsuits Dashboard & Database
Between the opening of the CVA on August 14, 2019, and May 31, 2021, more than 3,300 child sexual abuse lawsuits involving the Catholic Church, its affiliated organizations, its clergy, and its employees were filed in the state of New York. These lawsuits allege abuse by more than 1,700 individuals, including cardinals, bishops, priests, members of religious orders, and lay staff. We analyzed these lawsuits and have presented our analysis as of April 2021 in an interactive dashboard. We invite you to explore summary data by state or diocese, and scroll or search for accused perpetrators by name. View dashboard.
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It’s time for justice. It’s time for you to share your story, safely and confidentially. It’s time to lay down your burden and reclaim some of your power. It’s time to expose those who hurt you and make sure what happened to you never happens to another kid. It’s time to take action under the New York Child Victims Act. Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. We want to help you find accountability and healing. We will stand by you. We will fight for you.
Clergy Accused of Child Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese of New York
The list below contains the names of clergy who were assigned within or working in the Archdiocese of New York 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 Archdiocese’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.