Saturday, February 04, 2017

Second Major Leader of SNAP Resigns

RNS reports that Barbara Blaine, founder of the advocacy group Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), resigned effective yesterday.  This is the second major departure from the organization in recent weeks.  In late January it was announced that long-time Executive Director of SNAP,  David Clohessy, had left his position with the organization in December.  Both Blaine and Clohessy deny that their departures are related to a lawsuit filed against SNAP in January.  The suit alleges that the organization exploits survivors by referring them to attorneys from whom SNAP receives kickbacks. (See prior posting.)