SCP Media Advisory: "SCP, Clergy Survivors in Scranton to Urge Lawmakers to Act to Help Prevent Further Abuse"

SCRANTON (Oct. 11, 2018) Stop Child Predators (SCP) will join with survivors of abuse by Catholic clergy to urge lawmakers to pass legislation to help prevent further abuse and ensure that every single survivor can hold their abuser accountable in a court of law.


Who: Stop Child Predators, a national children’s advocacy organization, and abuse survivors working to secure passage of legislation to implement the statewide grand jury’s recommendations.

What: A news conference to provide an opportunity for all survivors to share their experiences with the community and lawmakers.

When: Friday, Oct. 12 at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Lackawanna County Courthouse, 200 North Washington Avenue Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503. Side of courthouse by Linden Street.

Why: “Survivors have been waiting far too long to have their experiences heard by the perpetrators who abused them. Lawmakers must put survivors ahead of special interest groups and reach a consensus on meaningful, effective legislation. This will help survivors heal and to prevent future abuses,” said SCP President Stacie Rumenap.

For more information, please visit or contact Danielle Gross at 717.724.1681.