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Numerous Catholic Church clergy in the Diocese of Orange have been accused of sexual abuse, including eight perpetrators in Garden Grove. Individuals who have been sexually abused by priests in this Diocese have the option to file a claim with the Independent Compensation Program. If you are a survivor of Catholic Church abuse in Garden Grove, call DiMarco Araujo Montevideo. Our clergy abuse lawyers in Garden Grove can guide you through the claims process, protect your rights and interests, and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Clergy of the Diocese of Orange accused of sexual abuse who have been located in Garden Grove include the following:
This is a settlement program independent of the Dioceses established to provide compensation for victims of sexual abuse perpetrated by priests in the:
The Independent Compensation Program is administered by two nationally recognized experts in administration who have complete autonomy in determining eligibility of claimants and compensation amounts to be offered for claims that are determined to be valid. Before receiving compensation through the program, you must sign a Release of Liability by which you are barred from filing a claim against any party related to the allegations of abuse.
If your claim has not been previously filed with law enforcement or the Independent Compensation Program, you must first register on the program’s website. The next step is to report the abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agency and submit a copy of the report to the administrators of the program. You will receive a packet in the mail containing a claim form. You must complete the form and provide any requested documentation, along with any additional documentation to help substantiate your claim and eligibility. Your claim form and documentation can be overnight mailed to the administrators of the program in the pre-paid envelope enclosed in your claim packet.
It is in your best interest to consult with a clergy abuse attorney before filing a claim with the Independent Compensation Program. Our experienced Garden Grove priest abuse lawyers can fully investigate and help substantiate your claim, ensure your claim form and documentation are in order, and advise you as to the adequacy of the compensation offered to settle your claim and other options available under the law.
At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo, we have been successfully representing victims of sexual abuse and personal injury for more than three decades. We are recognized as one of the top law firms in Orange County. Contact us today if you are a survivor of Catholic Church abuse in Garden Grove or anywhere in Southern California.