November 10, 2005

Abuse victims oppose appointee

Indianapolis Star

Star report
A group called the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, SNAP, called on the Indianapolis archdiocese today to replace its victims assistance coordinator because she's a lawyer rather than a therapist.

Susan Yakimchick, according to SNAP, is trained to be combative and adversarial, not a supportive and compassionate listener who still-hurting victims of priest molestations can turn to.

According to SNAP, dioceses in Sacramento, Seattle, New York, Boise, and other cities have come under fire, including lawsuits, for using lawyers in this role.

Posted by kshaw at November 10, 2005 07:45 AM