New Compensation Program Available For Clergy Sexual Abuse Victims By Diocese of Brooklyn

July 12th, 2017 Clergy Sexual Abuse

Help is now available for victims of clergy sexual abuse by the Diocese of Brooklyn. An Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) has been created to compensate sexual abuse victims by clergy within the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes Brooklyn and Queens.

A two phase program permits those violated to come forward and submit compensation claims.

  • Phase I
    • Limited to those individuals who previously submitted a complaint of sexual abuse of a minor to the Diocese of Brooklyn
    • Deadline for filing a claim: September 30, 2017
  • Phase II
    • Includes individuals who allege clergy sexual abuse but who have not previously complained to the Brooklyn Diocese
    • Deadline for filing a claim: will be announced

Without the IRCP, New York’s statute of limitations would prevent many, if not nearly most, of the claims. No matter what your age, if a priest or deacon of the Brooklyn Diocese abused you as a minor, you can come forward with previously unreported allegations of sexual abuse and be eligible to participate in Phase II of the compensation program.

Fellows Hymowitz PC is a law firm dedicated and committed to helping victims of sexual abuse and molestation by clergy.  Your voice can be heard.  You need not keep silent any longer.  We will help you through the entire process and stand by your side every step of the way.

Consider calling the experienced attorneys at Fellows Hymowitz today at 845-639-9300 for a free, confidential consultation.

We are ready to help you obtain some measure of closure and we will be both an aggressive, yet compassionate and understanding advocate.

If a priest or deacon of either the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn or the Archdiocese of New York sexually abused you as a minor, you can reach out both discreetly and in confidence to the attorneys of Fellows Hymowitz. Call 845-639-9300 for a free confidential consultation.

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