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On May 14, 2019, a new, independently-run compensation program was established to provide monetary recovery to any survivor of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in several dioceses in Southern California.
If you or a loved one is a survivor of clergy sexual abuse as a minor in Los Angeles, please contact us immediately to discuss your case with a priest abuse attorney. You may be eligible for significant compensation under this program. We can advise you on the best course of action to obtain the full and fair recovery you deserve.
The Independent Compensation Program for Victim-Survivors of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests was independently formed by nationally known mediators and private compensation program administrators, with the cooperation of the Catholic church. Intended to be an alternative to filing claims in Court, this program helps facilitate monetary awards for those who have been abused by priests in the:
With many dioceses in the country under intense scrutiny, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has specifically been accused not only of rampant clergy sex abuse over the years, but also a gross mishandling of accusations against priests who allegedly conducted that abuse.
Survivors who have encountered clergy abuse in the aforementioned dioceses are eligible to file a claim. Additionally, you may be able to file a claim even if:
There are no fees for participating, and participation is entirely voluntary.
Before filing a claim for compensation, we highly recommend consulting an experienced Los Angeles priest abuse lawyer who has your needs in mind. Much of the preliminary information released may come with several questions that must be answered.
At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we can help answer questions you may have regarding the claims process. If you decide to submit the process, our clergy abuse attorneys can help you file a comprehensive claim to ensure you receive compensation.
Although the Independent Compensation Program is still in its early phases, it is best to consult an experienced priest abuse lawyer in Los Angeles to ensure you are ready to submit a claim. Contact our Catholic abuse attorneys today to schedule a free, 100% confidential consultation regarding your case. We want to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.