victim assistance

Victim Assistance Coordinator (VAC) Interview: Courtney Chase, Archdiocese of Washington

About Courtney Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you have a family? Where did you go to school? I am a Washingtonian – born and raised in… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Mary Beth Hanus, Omaha

Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you have a family? Where did you go to school? I am the youngest of 3 and grew up in Omaha.… Read More

Spirit Fire Broadcasting Event by Abuse Survivors

Spirit Fire, the survivors’ organization led by Teresa Pitt Green and Luis Torres, Jr. is planning a global conference consisting of a monthly broadcast aimed to educate and inform people… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Julie Sparacio

This is an interview with Julie Sparacio, who is the Director for Child and Youth Protection and also the Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA. Please… Read More

Faith and Flourishing in the Face of Childhood Sexual Abuse 

The Human Flourishing Program at Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, The Harvard Divinity School, and The Catholic Project at The Catholic University of America present the inaugural, ionternational, interdisciplinary Symposium,… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Sue Stubbs, Archdiocese of Atlanta

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.  I am a Georgia native! Grew up in Atlanta with my six siblings and went to Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Heather Banis, Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you have a family? Where did you go to school? I am the Victims Assistance Ministry Coordinator for the Archdiocese of… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Erin Neil, Diocese of Bridgeport

Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you have a family? Where did you go to school? I grew up in Fairfield CT and I currently live in… Read More

Bonus Podcast Content: The Survivors’ Movement

A short bit of extra content about the clergy abuse survivors’ movement: the history of LinkUp and SNAP along with the mission and current work of SNAP, with Brian Clites… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Thomas Tharayil, Archdiocese of Chicago

Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Growing up in an Indian family steeped in Catholicism and being educated in only Catholic schools, I have always thought it ironic… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Jenny Michaelson

 Jenny Michaelson Victim Assistance Corrdinator in the Archdiocese of Anchorage – Juneau Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you have a family? What did you study? How… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Amy Cordon, Baton Rouge

This is the first interview in our new series, profiling the Victim Assistance Coordinators for Catholic dioceses around the country! This month, we interviewed Amy Cordon from the Diocese of… Read More