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Reports of Attorneys General, Grand
Juries, Individuals, Commissions, and
Organizations


Reports of Grand Juries and Attorneys General

1) New York NY - Westchester County Grand Jury Report, June 19, 2002
2) Rockville Centre NY - Suffolk County Grand Jury Report, February 10, 2003
3) Manchester NH - Attorney General’s Report with investigative archive, March 3, 2003
4) Boston MA - Reilly Report and Executive Summary, July 23, 2003
5) Philadelphia PA - Report of the Grand Jury, September 25, 2003 (unsealed September 15, 2005; made public March 29, 2011)
6 ) Portland ME - Attorney General’s Report, February 24, 2004. See also the attorney general's investigative materials released on May 27, 2005 and July 8, 2005.
7) Philadelphia PA - Grand Jury Report, September 15, 2005
8) Philadelphia PA - Report of the Grand Jury, dated January 21, 2011, released February 10, 2011; see also criminal charges

 

Reports by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

* Karen Terry et al., The Nature and Scope of the Problem of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States [a.k.a. the "John Jay Report"] (2004)

* Karen Terry et al., The Nature and Scope of the Problem of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States: Supplementary Data Analysis (March 2006)

* Karen Terry et al., The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010 (May 18, 2011) with Errata



USCCB Reports on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

* 2003 (released December 2003) [includes Executive Summaries of diocesan audits; does not include data about allegations]
* 2004 (released February 2005) [see also Executive Summaries of diocesan audits]
* 2005 (released March 2006)
* 2006 (released March 2007)
* 2007 (released March 2008)
* 2008 (released March 2009)
* 2009 (released March 2010)
* 2010 (dated March 2011, but released April 2011)
* 2011 (released April 2012)

Note: These reports on implementation summarize data about allegations received in 2004-2010. In this respect, they supplement the John Jay report and supplementary data analysis, which summarized and analyzed data received 1950-2002. The USCCB has not released data on allegations received in 2003.



Reports of Individuals, Commissions, and Organizations

* Justice Eileen Kennedy et al., Reformatory and Industrial Schools Systems Report, commissioned by the government of the Republic of Ireland, 1970

* Conrad Baars, The Role of the Church in the Causation, Treatment and Prevention of the Crisis in the Priesthood (1971)

* Mouton, Doyle, and Peterson, The Problem of Sexual Molestation by Roman Catholic Clergy (1985)

* Peterson et al., Guidelines (1985)

* Gordon A. Winter et al., The Report of the Archdiocesan Commission of Enquiry into the Sexual Abuse of Children by Members of the Clergy (aka "The Winter Report"), Volume 1, Volume 2, and Conclusions and Recommendations, commissioned by Archbishop Alphonsus L. Penney of the Archdiocese of St. John's, Newfoundland, June 1990

* Samuel S.H. Hughes, Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Response of the Newfoundland Criminal Justice System to Complaints, (1991) Volume 1 and Volume 2 [about the Irish Christian Brothers and the Mount Cashel orphanage]

* Dempsey et al., The Bernardin Report (1992)

* Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, From Pain to Hope (1992)

* Stearns et al., St. Anthony's Seminary Report (1993)

* Bishop John F. Kinney and the Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse, Restoring Trust: A Pastoral Response to Sexual Abuse, Volume I (Washington, D.C.: National Conference of Catholic Bishops, November 1994).

* Bishop John F. Kinney and the Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse, Restoring Trust: A Pastoral Response to Sexual Abuse, Volume II (Washington, D.C.: National Conference of Catholic Bishops, November 1995).

* A.W. Richard Sipe, Preliminary Expert Report (1996)

* Thomas P. Doyle, Memo on Dallas Litigation: Does v. Diocese of Dallas et al. (1996)

* Bishop Laurence Forristal et al., Child Sexual Abuse: Framework for a Church Response, a report of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Advisory Committee on Child Sexual Abuse by Priests and Religious (1996); see also the 1997 letter by Archbishop Luciano Storero, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland (1995-2000), regarding the Framework Document; and the 2009 Murphy report's analysis of the Framework Document

* Barbara Susan Balboni, Through the "Lens" of the Organizational Culture Perspective: A Descriptive Study of American Catholic Bishops’ Understanding of Clergy Sexual Molestation and Abuse of Children and Adolescents (1998)

* Barry M. Coldrey, Religious Life Without Integrity: The Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church (2000)

* Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Nolan Report (2001)

* Boston MA - Archdiocesan Delegate's Annual Reports on sexual abuse, secret until Attorney General Reilly discovered them during his investigation - 1994-95, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1999-2000, 2001.

* Hannah McGee, Rebecca Garavan, Mairéad de Barra, Joanne Byrne and Ronán Conroy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland The SAVI Report: Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland (Dublin, The Liffey Press in association with Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, April 19, 2002)

* Westchester County Grand Jury Report (June 19, 2002) [New York archdiocese]

* The Holy See and the Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Shadow Report, and Executive Summary, Catholics for a Free Choice, September 2002

* A Survey of Roman Catholic Priests in the United States and Puerto Rico, conducted by the LA Times Poll (June 27 through October 11, 2002)

* Suffolk County Grand Jury Report, (February 10, 2003) [Rockville Centre NY diocese]

* Attorney General’s Report with investigative archive, March 3, 2003 [Manchester NH diocese]

* Diocesan Task Force on Sexual Misconduct Policy, Manchester Diocesan Task Force Report (2003)

* Reilly Report and Executive Summary, July 23, 2003 [Boston archdiocese]

* Report of the Grand Jury, September 25, 2003 (unsealed September 15, 2005; made public March 29, 2011) [Philadelphia archdiocese]

* Report of the Erwin Committee, commissioned by Roger L. Schwietz, archbishop of Anchorage AK (2003)

* Local John Jay Reports (2003-2004)

* Peter Isely and Jim Smith, The Sexual Abuse of Children in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee (February 10, 2004)

* Charol Shakeshaft, Educator Sexual Misconduct: A Synthesis of Existing Literature, prepared for the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Under Secretary, Policy and Program Studies Service (Washington DC: 2004)

* Attorney General’s Report, February 24, 2004. See also the attorney general's investigative materials released on May 27, 2005 and July 8, 2005 [Portland ME diocese

* Karen Terry et al., The Nature and Scope of the Problem of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States [a.k.a. the "John Jay Report"] (2004)

* Robert S. Bennett et al., A Report on the Crisis in the Catholic Church in the United States [a.k.a. the "Bennett Report"] (2004)

* Sexual Abuse in Social Context: Catholic Clergy and Other Professionals, a special report by the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights (2/04)

* Emily M. Douglas and David Finkelhor, Childhood Sexual Abuse Fact Sheet, Crimes Against Children Research Center (May 2005)

* Grand Jury Report, September 15, 2005 [Philadelphia archdiocese]

* Ferns Report on the Irish Diocese of Ferns (October 2005)

* Karen Terry et al., The Nature and Scope of the Problem of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States: Supplementary Data Analysis (March 2006)

* Defenbaugh & Associates, [Due Diligence Review Regarding Sexual Abuse of Children Allegations], commissioned by the Archdiocese of Chicago (released March 20, 2007)

* Terry D. Childers, Report on the Archdiocese of Chicago Accused Priest Abuser Monitoring System, commissioned by the Archdiocese of Chicago (dated March 7, 2006, released March 20, 2007)

* Kevin McCoy, Report of Dr Kevin McCoy on Western Health Board Inquiry into Brothers of Charity Services in Galway, November 2007

* Ian Elliott, Report on the Management of Two Child Protection Cases in the Diocese of Cloyne, National Safeguarding Board for Children, Catholic Church in Ireland, June 30, 2008, released December 19, 2008

* The Ryan Report on Irish Residential Institutions (May 20, 2009)

* Thomas P. Doyle, Clergy Sexual Abuse: A Bibliography of Selected Sources Related to Clergy Sexual Abuse (revised August 19, 2009)

* Judge Yvonne Murphy, Ms. Ita Mangan, and Mr. Hugh O'Neill, Commission of Investigation: Report into the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin (November 26, 2009)

* HSE Audit of Catholic Church Dioceses, by the Health Services Executive, requested by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Republic of Ireland (January 7, 2009)

* Ursula Raue, Bericht über Fälle sexuellen Missbrauchs an Schulen und anderen Einrichtungen des Jesuitenordens (May 27, 2010) [Report on Cases of Sexual Abuse in Schools and Other Facilities of the Jesuit Order] See also a partial English translation.

* Andrea Fischer, Die Verantwortung des Jesuitenordens in bestimmten Fällen von sexuellem Missbrauch durch Mitglieder des Ordens (July 8, 2010) [The Responsibility of the Jesuit Order in Certain Cases of Sexual Abuse by Members of the Order]

* Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE), Amended Final Report for the Investigatory Review of Child Abuse at New Tribes Fanda Missionary School (August 28, 2010)

* Peter Adriaenssens, Commissie voor de Behandeling van Klachten Wegens Seksueel Misbruik in Een Pastorale Relatie (September 10, 2010) [Commission for Dealing with Complaints of Sexual Abuse in a Pastoral Relationship]

* Assessment of the Human Rights Issues Arising in Relation to the "Magdalen Laundries", Irish Human Rights Commission (November 2010)

* Marion Westpfahl, Central points of the appraisal report: "Sexual and other physical assaults by priests, deacons and other pastoral workers in the field of jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising between 1945 and 2009: Fact-finding – Evaluation – Consequences" (December 2, 2010) [see also the German original of the "central points" document, and German Study Finds Systematic Cover-ups in Catholic Priest Abuse Cases, Deutsche Welle, December 3, 2010]

* Gregory D. Kutz, Selected Cases of Public and Private Schools That Hired or Retained Individuals with Histories of Sexual Misconduct, GAO-11-200, Report to the Chairman, Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, prepared by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington DC: December 2010)

* Report of the Grand Jury, dated January 21, 2011, released February 10, 2011; see also criminal charges [Philadelphia archdiocese]

* Maeve O'Rourke, Submission to the United Nations Committee Against Torture, 46th Session, prepared by Justice for Magdalenes (May 2011)

* Karen Terry et al., The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010 (May 18, 2011) with Errata

* Concluding Observations of the Committee against Torture: Ireland, Consideration of Reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention, United Nations Committee against Torture, Forty-sixth session (May 9-June 3, 2011)

* Judge Yvonne Murphy, Ms. Ita Mangan, and Mr. Hugh O'Neill, Report into the Diocese of Cloyne, Commission of Investigation, dated December 23, 2010, released July 13, 2011. On December 19, 2011, the government released "Further Portions" of the Cloyne report, comprising Chapter 9, about "Fr Ronat", with the previously suppressed parts restored; Appendix 1, a copy of the Elliott report, annotated to indicate that "Fr B" in the Elliott report is "Fr Ronat" in the Cloyne report; and patches that restore index entries about "Fr Ronat" which had been suppressed in the Cloyne report as originally released. See also the speech of Taoiseach Enda Kenny (July 20, 2011); and the Response of the Holy See (September 3, 2011).

* Todd P. Graves, The Report of the Independent Investigation of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph (August 31, 2011)

* Center for Constitutional Rights, Victims’ Communication Pursuant to Article 15 of the Rome Statute Requesting Investigation and Prosecution of High-level Vatican Officials for Rape and Other Forms of Sexual Violence as Crimes Against Humanity and Torture as a Crime Against Humanity (September 13, 2011) See also Victims' Communication with Source URLs for Documents and CCR webpage with links to documents

* Carole Holohan, In Plain Sight: Responding to the Ferns, Ryan, Murphy and Cloyne Reports, Commissioned by Amnesty International Ireland (September 26, 2011, corrected copy as of December 7, 2011)

Reports of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC), sponsored by the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference, the Conference of Religious of Ireland, and the Irish Missionary Union, released November 30, 2011
    • See also the 2008 Elliott report on the Cloyne diocese, the linked map of Irish dioceses on the website of the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference, and the second tranche of reports below
    • Summary Report
    • Ardagh and Clonmacnois diocese
    • Derry diocese
    • Dromore diocese
    • Kilmore diocese
    • Raphoe diocese
    • Tuam archdiocese

* Wim Deetman, Nel Draijer, Pieter Kalbfleisch, Harald Merckelbach, Marit Monteiro, Gerard de Vries, and other contributors, Seksueel Misbruik van Minderjarigen in de Rooms-Katholieke Kerk [The Sexual Abuse of Minors within the Roman Catholic Church], commissioned by the Dutch bishops and religious orders, conducted by Onderzoekscommissie seksueel misbruik van minderjarigen binnen de Rooms Katholieke Kerk [Research Commission on the Sexual Abuse of Minors within the Roman Catholic Church], December 16, 2011

* Kathleen O'Toole, Responding to Child Sexual Abuse, commissioned by the Irish Minister for Justice and Law Reform, Mr Dermot Ahern, from the Garda Síochána Inspectorate (released February 1, 2012)

* National Review Board, A Ten Year Progress Report (June 13, 2012)

* Louis Freeh, Report of the Special Investigative Counsel Regarding the Actions of The Pennsylvania State University Related to the Child Sexual Abuse Committed by Gerald A. Sandusky, commissioned by the Special Investigations Task Force of the Board of Trustees of The Pennsylvania State University (July 12, 2012); see also Remarks of Louis Freeh in Conjunction with Announcement of Publication of Report Regarding The Pennsylvania State University (July 12, 2012)

* Commissie-Samson, Omringd door zorg, toch niet veilig: Seksueelmisbruik van door de overheid uit huis geplaatste kinderen, 1945 tot heden, Part 1: Main Report and Chapter 10: Summary in English translation (October 8, 2012) [Surrounded by Care, Not Safe: Sexual Abuse of Children Home-Placed by the Government, 1945 to Present, Report of the Samson Commission] with Part 2: Accountability and Part 3: Investigations and Attachments [27 megabyte file]. For easier download:
    • Part 3 - Section A: Chapter 1 (PDF pages 1-691)
    • Part 3 - Section B: Chapters 2 and 3 (PDF pages 692-996)
    • Part 3 - Section C: Chapters 4, 5, and 6 (PDF pages 997-1583)
    • Part 3 - Section D: Chapters 7 through 21 and Literature Review (PDF pages 1584-2163)

Second Tranche of Reports of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC), sponsored by the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference, the Conference of Religious of Ireland, and the Irish Missionary Union, released September 5, 2012; see also the first tranche of reports above
    • Overview of the Second Tranche
    • Statistical Overview of the First and Second Tranches
    • Clonfert
    • Cork and Ross (see also the original Cork and Ross report with different text on p. 23, and press release correcting that text)
    • Kildare and Leighlin
    • Limerick
    • Male Dominicans
    • Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans)
    • Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC)

* Center for Constitutional Rights, Fighting for the Future: Adult Survivors Work to Protect Children and End the Culture of Clergy Sexual Abuse (February 28, 2013)

Third Tranche of Reports of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC), sponsored by the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference, the Conference of Religious of Ireland, and the Irish Missionary Union, released April 24, 2013; see also the first and second tranche of reports.
    • Clogher
    • Elphin
    • Ferns
    • Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora
    • Killala
    • Society of African Missions (SMA)
    • Waterford and Lismore

* Michael Burnett, Fr. Thomas Doyle, Dr. James Freiburger, Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph (June 18, 2013); a revised version of the report was created on 6/28/13, along with a revised version of the executive summary)

* Fergal Sweeney, Commissions of Investigation and Procedural Fairness: A Review from a Legal Perspective of the Commissions of Investigation Act 2004 and of the Report into the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin, commissioned by the Association of Catholic Priests (October 29, 2013); see also Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's Statement.

* Peter Adriaenssens et al., Ondubbelzinnig Kiezen voor Erkenning: Historisch Geweld en Misbruik In Jeugd – En Onderwijsinstellingen in Vlaanderen. Analyse, Duiding en Beleidsaanbevelingen. Eindrapport Experten-Panel. (December 9, 2013) [Unequivocally Choose for Approval: Historical Violence and Abuse in Youth and Educational Institutions in Flanders. Analysis, Interpretation and Policy Recommendations. Experts Panel Final Report. Commissioned by the Flemish Ministry for Welfare, Health and Family]

* Child Rights International Network (CRIN), Child Sexual Abuse and the Holy See: The Need for Justice, Accountability and Reform (January 15, 2014)

* United Nations, Committee on the Rights of the Child, Concluding Observations on the Second Periodic Report of the Holy See (2/5/14); see also Holy See, Second Report (10/22/12); CRC, List of Issues (7/9/13); and Holy See, Replies to List of Issues (12/2/13)

* Margaret Cunneen, Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Matters Relating to the Police Investigation of Certain Child Sexual Abuse Allegations in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland–Newcastle, Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3. (May 30, 2014) See also the Terms of Reference (11/21/12), with Amendments (1/25/13, 8/28/13, and 2/12/14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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