The Archdiocesan Victim Compensation Fund was received by many as a responsive step in the right direction. Under scrutiny, it shapes up to be a very strategic solution – just not for survivors. Its primary goal seems to advance Archdiocesan interests. Participating may be nominally beneficial to some who would never consider civil proceedings. But it comes with serious strings attached.
Those strings could strangle a survivor’s options for future legal justice, public awareness and child sex abuse prevention. Is the confusion surrounding it just another layer of the subterfuge? Click below to read more on this by journalist Max Mitchell in The Legal Intelligencer.