Information on Clergy Offenders
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Detailed information on archdiocesan priests with a substantiated case of sexual abuse of a minor including status, assignments, a historical narrative, timeline, and related documents.
Seven depositions given by current and past archdiocesan officials and a former priest, related to clergy sexual abuse of minors in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
Miscellaneous resources including: background check procedures from the early 1990's, notes on the process to release the clergy offender names in 2004 and monitoring logs related to clergy offenders.
Various archdiocesan communications related to the release of documents on July 1, 2013.
A review of history shows how thinking has evolved regarding how child sexual abuse cases were handled in society from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, to today, and how the issue of sexual abuse of a minor was handled by law enforcement officials; by therapists and health professionals; and also by Church officials.
In 1989, the archdiocese established Project Benjamin as the archdiocese’s first attempt at a coordinated response to the issue of clergy sexual abuse. Review documents related to the principals, protocols and coordination of response through Project Benjamin.
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