Following months of development and consultation, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany is unveiling the draft of its Victims/Survivors Compensation Plan (VSCP) which is seen as an equitable alternative to litigation or to chapter 11, a lengthier and costlier process. If approved by Victims/Survivors of clergy abuse and the courts, the new program will direct more funds to Victims/Survivors in the least amount of time. The Diocese will also renew and strengthen its commitment to reach out to and help Victims/Survivors with hope and providing them a path towards spiritual healing.

Any Victim/Survivor who receives an award is free to go public with information about it if he or she so desires. The Albany Diocese will never require but will always honor confidentiality.

Click to download "Diocese-Release-and-Consent-for-Plan.pdf"
Click to download "Diocese-Trust-Agreement-for-Plan.pdf"
Click to download "Victims-Survivors-Compensation-Plan.pdf"