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Abuse Survivors Can Receive Compensation

Abuse Survivors Can Receive Compensation From Fund Set Up By Six California Catholic Dioceses

Survivors need to be aware of fast-approaching January 31, 2020 deadline for all claims

Individuals who were sexually abused by priests across six California Catholic dioceses now have the option to file claims to receive money from a new independent compensation program managed outside the church. The Independent Compensation Program (“ICP”), initially announced in May of this year, is a part of an ongoing effort by the Dioceses to repair their relationships with their communities and offer restitution for past abuses.

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and the Dioceses of Fresno, Orange, Sacramento, San Bernardino and San Diego are all participants in the program.

People who have previously submitted a complaint of sexual abuse to the Dioceses will automatically receive notice about the program, but those victims who have not previously filed a complaint with the Dioceses must register by January 31, 2010 to participate in the payment program.

No lawyer is required to participate in the Independent Compensation Program, though survivors are welcome to contact a sexual abuse lawyer at Lieff Cabraser to help guide you through the claims process.

For more information on the multiple dioceses Sexual Abuse Compensation Program or to register your claim, visit The Independent Compensation Program site.

ALL CLAIMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JANUARY 31, 2010

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