Friday, October 07, 2016

New York Archdiocese Creates New Victim Compensation Fund

AP reports that on Thursday New York's Catholic Archbishop, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, announced a new compensation alternative for victims of clergy sex abuse.  The Archdiocese has established a new fund that will be administered by attorney Kenneth Feinberg who managed the federal 9-11 compensation fund.  For those who received compensation, records of the abuse and the Church's response to it will remain private unless disclosed by the victim. Those with pending abuse claims will have until Jan. 31 to apply for compensation.  Beginning Feb. 1, victims who have not yet filed claims will be able to apply to the fund. [Thanks to Tom Rutledge for the lead.]