Protecting PA Kids by Changing PA Laws

PA survivors of childhood sexual assault and abuse are asking for better legal protection for our children of today and prevention for all future children in PA. Our recommendations below fully support the comprehensive legislative recommendations of the Philadelphia Grand Jury in their report released 9/21/05. Please show your support for the legislative changes listed below that will provide better protection for children today and minimize further sexual abuse in the future by signing our petition. We will present the signed petition to our state legislators in the next couple months. These recommendations will benefit ALL childhood sexual abuse victims by providing legal protection for chidren now from perpetrators who are still out and about in our communities and to ensure that future children who live in Pennsylvania are not subjected to the kind of abuse and cover-up that has marked our own lives forever. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The two most importatnt changes needed:


SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests and Other Clergy) is a nationwide self-help, non-profit organization composed of those who were sexually abused by spiritual leaders (priests, brothers, nuns, ministers, elders, teachers, etc.) Members have found hope, healing and empowerment by joining with other survivors. Our mission is two fold: To Support- To reach out and provide support to as many survivors of sexual abuse as possible; To Educate and To Advocate- To prevent further sexual abuse through public education and advocacy. For more information:


Read the Philadelphia Grand Jury Report at: This document is the sixth report on the Catholic abuse crisis by a grand jury or attorney general, and it is the longest and most detailed effort so far. The report should be read by every Catholic, and indeed every U.S. citizen. We have posted the report below in such a way that sections may be downloaded easily. Our table also allows you to read across and access the report\'s various data about each priest. News and comment, links to other grand jury reports, and a more traditional table of contents for the Philadelphia report are presented after the table. Read the Grand Jury\'s Legislative Analysis and Recommendations at


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    Kartik Bhamidipati, United States

    1 year ago State: Pennsylvania
    Country: United States
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    june selis, United States

    7 years ago State: OR
    Country: US
    Comments: I am working to change the statute of limitations in Oregon to NO limitaions for criminal as well as civil. We hope to have the bill ready for the 2009 legisature. I support what every state is doing to strengthen the law for this heinous crime.
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    Lori Rote, United States

    8 years ago State: PA
    Country: US
    Comments: I was sexually abused and raped and I never told. My friends daughter was molested by her step-brother for 5 yrs. We took her to the State Police an made a report...3 months later Children and Youth found him (the Perp.) to be guilty, but we are still waiting for the police to make an arrest. My friend and her daughter have been living various places because they will not remove "the perp." from the home. He has been in trouble with the law since he was 13 and on house arrest a least 3 times and on probation when the report was made. Is this fair
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