LA Archdiocese and Others Create Program to Compensate Victims of Sexual Abuse by Priests

May 15, 2019 - 10:12 am

Along with five other Catholic dioceses, the Los Angeles Archdiocese is creating a program to compensate victims of sexual abuse by priests.  

In return for payments, the victims will have to promise not to sue.

The other dioceses include Orange,  Sacramento, San Diego, San Bernardino, San Diego and Fresno.

Esther Miller, the leader of SNAP,  the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests,  tells KNX that it's often a very bad idea to give up the right to sue.

"If they really wanted to reach out to victims on these compensation programs, they would have actual survivors at the head of the table here," Miller said.

KNX has reached out for comment on the new program from the LA Archdiocese.