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Diocese of Rochester Ends Its Compensation Program

The Diocese of Rochester issued a statement on March 14th, 2019 stating that it would no longer accept new applicants for its reconciliation and compensation program. James, Vernon & Weeks, P.A. has represented most of the survivors of clergy abuse who have used this program to resolve their claims without costly litigation. This news does

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Sex Abuse Expert Discusses the Challenges of Coming Forward

By Craig Vernon Having represented many hundreds of survivors of sexual abuse, the attorneys at JVW applaud this reporting explaining why survivors do not report sexual abuse or wait to report until much later in life.  Understanding this phenomena is important to parents to protect their children and for all of us to realize that

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Channel 10 WHEC Covers Rochester Diocese Settlements

Channel 10 News (WHEC) in Rochester, NY recently covered Governor Cuomo’s signing of the Child Victims Act, and the Rochester Diocese mediation process. Our very own, Leander James IV spoke to WHEC about these claims.  https://www.whec.com/news/mediator-awarding-settlements-to-those-who-claim-abuse-by-rochester-diocese/5246958/

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