The deadline for child sexual abuse victims to apply for compensation with the Diocese of Rockville Centre Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) is approaching. Claimants have until April 30, 2018 to submit their cases.
The IRCP is intended to compensate victims of child sexual abuse by clergy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The program was publicly announced by the Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre in October 2017 following the lead of Archdiocese of New York and Diocese of Brooklyn. Since that time three other Dioceses in New York — Syracuse, Ogdensburg, and Buffalo — have announced similar claims programs. Since that time, dozens of victims dating back to the 1950’s have submitted claims.
In certain cases, the claims process may involve gathering church sacrament records, school records, counseling/therapy records, or photographs to support your claim. For that reason, it is critical you do not wait until the deadline to submit your claim. It is also essential that you hire an attorney who has handled cases involving the IRCP program in New York.
Sexual abuse attorney Adam Horowitz is experienced in handling claims on behalf of victims of clergy sexual abuse throughout New York. If you or someone you know has been a victim of a sexual abuse by any priest or clergymen affiliated with the Diocese of Rockville Centre, please e-mail attorney Adam Horowitz at [email protected] or call our law firm at (954) 641-2100 to discuss your claim against the Diocese of Rockville Centre and learn if you are eligible for monetary compensation. Attorney Adam Horowitz offers confidential, free evaluations of your sexual abuse claim involving priests and clergy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.