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Sex Abuse Victims of Roman Catholic Church of California 

You may be entitled to monetary compensation.

MAXIMIZE your compensation by calling an experienced sex abuse lawyer to help with your California Independent Compensation Program forms.

Act Now! Ends January 31st!

California Catholic Church Compensation

Program Closes January 31, 2020. Hurry!

2020/01/31 20:59:59

The Roman Catholic Church of California announces a new program to compensate victims of sexual abuse at the hands of their priests and clergy.

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Here’s What You Need to Know about the Roman Catholic Church of California’s Independent Compensation Program (ICP)

The Roman Catholic Church of California announced that it joined the ranks of states like Pennsylvania, Colorado, and New York by creating a compensation program for victims sexually abused by priests and clergy as children.

The Catholic Church sex abuse scandal continues to make news with more and more victims coming out to claim the help they need.

Many of these victims don’t get the full compensation they deserve.

Do not miss your opportunity for monetary compensation.

Jordan Merson, Founder of Merson Law, New York’s top sex abuse law firm and winner of the largest sexual assault verdict in New York State History has helped numerous sexual abuse victims of the Catholic Church receive the compensation they truly deserve.

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Attorney Jordan Merson has been successful in helping numerous sex abuse victims of the catholic church get the compensation they need and deserve, with child sex abuse cases with the New York IRCP, the Syracuse IRCP, the Buffalo IRCP, and the Philadelphia IRRP.

Jordan Merson and his firm, Merson Law, have been featured on many prominent media outlets for championing justice for sexual abuse victims.

And now Merson Law is representing church sex victims of the Roman Catholic Church of California.

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FAQ: Roman Catholic Church of California Independent Compensation Program

In total, the names of 128 priests have been disclosed by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Churches across the country have begun to create programs to financially compensate victims. Most of these programs follow a similar structure, like that of the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

The church allocates a set amount to the program fund, and opens up a window of time for victims to sign up. At the end of the program, the money is divided among those who have signed on. Programs like this are NOT a lawsuit, and often they require you to waive your right to sue.

Can I receive compensation?

The California Independent Compensation Program (ICP) is only open to individuals who were abused by a member of one of the six participating dioceses:

  • The Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • The Diocese of Fresno
  • The Diocese of Orange
  • The Diocese of Sacramento
  • The Diocese of San Bernardino
  • The Diocese of San Diego

In its current form, only these six dioceses participate in the ICP. If you were victimized by a member of the California Roman Catholic Church outside of these dioceses, we implore you to still contact Merson Law and to not give up hope. Pressure from the public influences more dioceses to create compensation programs.

In many cases, victim compensation programs have their own vetting process to determine who they will accept. People often wonder if they have enough evidence, or if the church will believe them. Only you know the truth, and if you were the victim of sexual assault, we can help you to take care of the paperwork.

How long do I have to make my ICP claim?

After years of letting this plague of sexual abuse run unchecked, the Catholic Church is finally cracking down on its own. The California ICP began September 16, 2019, and closes on January 31st, 2020.

Why Should I get a Lawyer?

Victims programs often advertise that you do not need a lawyer to sign up, and that one will be provided for you when you do. This is true, but misleading. The lawyer provided to you by the church will not be YOUR lawyer. He or she works for the interest of the church, not for you, and is mostly retained for the church’s own legal protections.

Like in most legal matters, you’ll receive more compensation if you have a lawyer. Additionally, as mentioned before, victims’ programs often require you to sign away your right to sue, among other things. We do not want you to get “tricked” by the church’s lawyers. Having your own lawyer present assures you that you completely understand the process and that you do not inadvertently sign off on things you didn’t mean to.

As an experienced sexual assault lawyer, Jordan Merson understands that not everyone can afford costly lawyer fees. Despite this, it is incredibly important for victims to have proper representation in these matters. Merson takes no out of pocket fee from the client for this reason.

Helpful Links with Information & News about the California Roman Catholic Church

Diocese of Fresno

Diocese of Fresno, California

Sex Abuse Victims of The Diocese of Fresno You may be entitled to monetary compensation. MAXIMIZE your compensation by calling…
Diocese of Monterey

Diocese of Monterey, California

Sex Abuse Victims of The Diocese of Monterey You may be entitled to monetary compensation. MAXIMIZE your compensation by calling…

Diocese of Oakland, California

Sex Abuse Victims of The Diocese of Oakland You may be entitled to monetary compensation. MAXIMIZE your compensation by calling…
Diocese of Orange

Diocese of Orange, California

Sex Abuse Victims of The Diocese of Orange You may be entitled to monetary compensation. MAXIMIZE your compensation by calling…
Diocese of Sacramento

Diocese of Sacramento, California

Sex Abuse Victims of The Diocese of Sacramento You may be entitled to monetary compensation. MAXIMIZE your compensation by calling…
Diocese of San Diego

Diocese of San Diego, California

Sex Abuse Victims of The Diocese of San Diego You may be entitled to monetary compensation. MAXIMIZE your compensation by…
Diocese of San Jose

Diocese of San Jose, California

Sex Abuse Victims of The Diocese of San José You may be entitled to monetary compensation. MAXIMIZE your compensation by…
Diocese of Santa Rosa

Diocese of Santa Rosa, California

Sex Abuse Victims of The Diocese of Santa Rosa You may be entitled to monetary compensation. MAXIMIZE your compensation by…
Diocese of Stockton

Diocese of Stockton, California

Sex Abuse Victims of The Diocese of Stockton You may be entitled to monetary compensation. MAXIMIZE your compensation by calling…

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