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Mosquera on the NJ Catholic Dioceses Creation of Victim Compensation and Counseling Program

(TRENTON) – Responding to reports that the Dioceses of Camden, Trenton, Paterson and Metuchen are committed to creating a Victim Compensation and Counseling Program, Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera, chair of the Assembly Women and Children Committee issued the following statement today:

“The abuses suffered by victims can never be undone, but the creation of a victim compensation and counseling program is a potentially positive step if implemented correctly. I was heartened to hear that all victims would be able to participate, even if the statute of limitations on their claims has been exceeded. We should carefully consider this potential program because victims deserve to have their claims validated and they are owed a true measure of justice.”