INDEPENDENT VICTIM COMPENSATION PROGRAM ("IVCP")
The Archdiocese of Newark and
Dioceses of Camden, Metuchen, Trenton and Paterson
For Compensation of Certain Individual Claims of Clergy Sexual Abuse of Minors by Clergy
On February 11, 2019 the Archdiocese of Newark, and the Dioceses of Camden, Metuchen, Trenton and Paterson (collectively the "Dioceses") announced the formation of the Independent Victim Compensation Program (the "IVCP") to pay reparations to victims of clergy sexual abuse of minors by clergy of the Dioceses. The Dioceses have retained Kenneth R. Feinberg and Camille Biros, to serve as Administrators of the IVCP and to begin work to implement the Program. Read Press Release
The Draft Protocol
is now available on this site for review. There will be a one-month comment period beginning March 1, 2019 for interested parties to comment on the terms and criteria of the Draft Protocol. Parties can comment in writing through the form on this site by entering a comment in the Comment box below, or join and participate in one of the public conference calls that will take place on Friday March 15, 2019 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
eastern time and Friday, March 29, 2019 at 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
eastern time. The toll-free phone number for the call is 866 519-2796
. Please enter the following Participant Passcode when asked: 866271