DIOCESE OF HARRISBURG SURVIVOR COMPENSATION PROGRAM
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) has opened the Survivor Compensation Program. This Program will be administered by Commonwealth Mediation and Conciliation, Inc. (CMCI). The Program is intended to provide compensation to those survivors of childhood sexual abuse committed by clergy and certain other persons associated with the Diocese of Harrisburg.
The Program is open at this time to those survivors who meet the following criteria:
- The person is alleging childhood sexual abuse. “Childhood sexual abuse” means sexual molestation or sexual exploitation of a child (a person under the age of 18) and other behavior by which an adult uses a child as an object of sexual gratification, including attempted behavior.
- The allegation is against a priest, deacon, or seminarian of the Diocese; OR the allegation is against a priest or deacon from another diocese who had faculties in the Diocese at the time of the abuse; OR the allegation is against a priest or brother from a religious order who had faculties in the Diocese at the time of the abuse.
- The person has previously identified themselves as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse to the Diocese on or before February 11, 2019.
The Program is not open to those who do not meet the above requirements or those who have previously settled with the Diocese of Harrisburg.
For more information about the Program, please review the release from the Diocese of Harrisburg.
To participate in the Program, download the Program Questionnaire.
Download this form to your computer, open it with Acrobat Reader, complete and save the form to your personal private computer or to a private memory card. Do not save on a public, shared computer.
The Program Questionnaire should be completed, printed, and sent via U.S. Mail to:
Commonwealth Mediation and Conciliation, Inc.
1145 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Program Questionnaires should be completed and post-marked on or before May 13, 2019.
If you have questions about the Program, contact CMCI by phone at 1-800-540-2624 or by email at Harrisburg@commonwealthmediation.com. Please do not send completed Program Questionnaires via email.
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