SCP Media Advisory: Abuse Survivors Urge Senators to Act to Help Prevent Further Abuse

EBENSBURG (Oct. 29, 2018) Survivors of abuse by Catholic clergy will speak at the Cambria County Courthouse on Wednesday to urge the Senate to return to Session and pass legislation to help prevent further abuse and ensure that every single survivor can hold their abuser accountable in a court of law.


Who: Jim VanSickle, Survivor Advocacy Coordinator for Stop Child Predators and clergy abuse survivor, and Ryan O’Connor, survivor of clergy abuse from a monsignor at Our Mother of Sorrows parish in Johnstown, will speak about the need for Senators to return to Harrisburg and work with the House to secure passage of legislation to give childhood sexual abuse survivors justice.

What: A news conference to call for the PA Senate to return to session to pass comprehensive legislation to prevent abuse and allow survivors to hold abusers accountable.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Cambria County Courthouse, 200 South Center Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931

Why: “Survivors have waited far too long to see their abusers in court,” said SCP President Stacie Rumenap. “It is time for the Senate to return to Harrisburg and pass legislation that will give survivors a chance at justice.”

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