Philadelphia Archdiocese IRRP (Independent Reconciliation and Reparation Program)
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has announced the establishment of the Philadelphia Archdiocese IRRP (Independent Reconciliation & Reparations Program) to support survivors of childhood sexual abuse by members of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia clergy.
In order to qualify, you may need an Independent Reconciliation and Reparation Program Lawyer, also known as an IRRP Lawyer or IRRP Attorney.
Do not miss your opportunity for monetary compensation.
The Catholic Church sex abuse scandal continues to make news with more and more victims coming out to claim the help they need.
For Compensation of Certain Individual Claims of Clergy Sexual Abuse of Minors by Clergy of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
On November 8, 2018, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (the “Archdiocese”) announced the formation of the Philadelphia Archdiocese IRRP (Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program) to pay reparations to victims of clergy sexual abuse of minors by clergy of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
The key features of the Philadelphia Archdiocese IRRP are as follows:
The Philadelphia Archdiocese IRRP is purely voluntary; no individual is required to participate in the Program.
Individuals who previously submitted a complaint of sexual abuse of minors to the Archdiocese will have an opportunity to seek compensation from the Philadelphia Archdiocese IRRP.
To register, please provide you name, contact information, and a summary description of the nature of the claim, including the dates and location of the abuse and name of the perpetrator. Or simply contact us.
New complaints of abuse received through the Philadelphia Archdiocese IRRP must be reported to the local office of the District Attorney and to the Archdiocese for review. Let Merson Law take care of this complicated and daunting task for you.
The Archdiocese will have these new complaints investigated by and examined by the Archdiocese Lay Review Board.
Individuals who previously settled their sexual abuse claims with the Archdiocese outside of the Philadelphia Archdiocese IRRP will not be permitted to participate in the Program.
Individuals who allege sexual abuse as a minor by a member of a religious order or clergy of another diocese are not eligible to participate in the Philadelphia Archdiocese IRRP. These claims will be forwarded to the superior of the religious order or bishop of such diocese.
The effective date of the Philadelphia Archdiocese IRRP is November 13, 2018.
Deadline for submission to the Philadelphia Archdiocese IRRP: September 30, 2019.