Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo
The Diocese of Buffalo, New York, is comprised of eight counties including: Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans, Chautauqua, Wyoming, Cattaraugus and Allegany. The Diocese of Buffalo currently includes 164 parishes with over 300 priests. As of 2018, more than 90 priests, clergy and employees of the Diocese have been publicly accused of sexual misconduct.
In 2018, Church officials announced an independent compensation plan for survivors of sexual abuse within the Diocese of Buffalo. Serving more as a stopgap rather than a long-term solution, this plan is extremely limited in its capacity to help clergy sex abuse survivors find justice. We recommend that survivors pursue healing and justice through the New York Child Victims Act and urge you to contact legal counsel prior to taking action.
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