Questions To Ask a Prospective Child Victim’s Act Lawyer

This list was provided by Kathleen Hoke, Professor of Law at the University of MD Law School and an amazing advocate for victims of child sexual abuse. Download a copy of the list here Have you brought litigation or made settlement demands in lieu of litigation in cases involving child sexual assault? Do you otherwise … Read more

Cover Up by Church Leadership

Archdiocese of Baltimore Files for Bankruptcy Catholic Institution to be protected answering for their part in…“ensuring at all costs that the abuse be kept hidden.” **In April 2023 this was stated in the newly released Maryland Attorney General’s report on child sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore… “The duration and scope of the abuse perpetrated by … Read more

Exciting Updates

Bill SB686 Passed The evening of Thursday, March 16, 2023, Bill SB686, the Child Victims Act, passed the Maryland Senate, 42 to 5. Next week HB1, same as SB686, goes to the House of delegates for a vote. Breaking News in the Baltimore Sun  The Maryland Senate voted 42-5 to pass Senate Bill 686, which would remove … Read more

Catholic Church fails to embrace accountability for child abuse past

Jean Wehner in the Baltimore Sun

Archbishop William Lori’s statement that “our shameful past is indeed, in the past” in his recent commentary published in The Baltimore Sun shows survivors of clergy child sexual abuse just how little he and the Church understand the nature of what this type of abuse does to an individual, their loved ones and their community.

Maryland Attorney General’s Report to be Released Soon

The Maryland Attorney General’s report of eight decades of clergy misconduct in the Archdiocese of Baltimore has the potential to draw out victims who are still hiding so they can get the help they need and to know they are not alone. Please keep a good thought for the outcome to be what is best … Read more

National news coverage

Rally of survivors of sexual abuse by Maryland Catholic Church leaders held August 2 Tuesday’s Baltimore press conference to demand Attorney General Frosh release the report on institutional child sexual abuse had a good turnout, covered by WMAR, WJZ, WTOP-DC, The Balto. Sun paper, MD Matters & others. Thanks to everyone who supports me and … Read more

Ivy Bookshop: Baltimore

What a HOT evening for an outside book event. Yet those who braved the heat last evening (July 21, 2022) to join us were made comfortable and well hydrated by Katie, our host with The Ivy Bookshop in Mt. Washington. Our friend Jacinta Casey, one of those “folks” I speak of who happens to be … Read more

Nick Bryant Podcast

This episode of the Nick Bryant Podcast features survivor Jean Hargadon-Wehner, from the Netflix docuseries The Keepers. Jean was the first victim to speak out against the abuse she endured at Archbishop Keough High School. We talk about her experience at Archbishop Kenogh High School, the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, and Jean’s road to … Read more