California Catholic Dioceses Announce New Compensation Program for Abuse Victims

May 14, 2019
  • Six California dioceses including the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and the Dioceses of
    Fresno, Orange, Sacramento, San Bernardino and San Diego, serving 80% of state’s
    Catholic population, have committed to the new program, which is independent of
    Church control;
  • Nationally known mediators Kenneth Feinberg and Camille Biros will design and
    administer the program. An oversight board that includes former Governor Gray Davis
    and business leader and former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration,
    Maria Contreras-Sweet, will oversee the implementation and administration of the
    program.
  • Later this year, victim-survivors, including undocumented immigrants, can apply for
    compensation for past abuse, regardless of when that abuse occurred.
  • Fully completed and documented claims will be determined within 90 days of a victimsurvivor
    filing a claim

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California Catholic Dioceses Announce New Compensation Program for Abuse Victims