Welcome to SafeNet

        

     Established in March of 2003, SafeNet is an all-volunteer advocacy group founded by survivors of clergy sexual abuse. Its purpose is to promote and support the entire healing process. It is not aligned with any religion or religious group. It is the only survivor group that works directly with church authorities willing and capable of practicing genuine pastoral outreach and implementing restorative justice measures.   

      SafeNet's main focus is on the needs of survivors and secondary survivors. It also engages in meaningful and lasting outreach to parishes, communities, offenders, and members of the clergy in both the Franciscan Province of St. Barbara (western United States) and various Catholic dioceses nationwide.  

A Room With A Pew

          Paul Fericano writes a regular online column,  A Room With A Pew, that addresses issues related to clergy sexual abuse and the healing process.  

Office of Pastoral Outreach for Survivors of Clergy Abuse

      If you believe you were a victim of clergy abuse by a member of the Franciscan religious order (Province of St. Barbara), while attending St. Anthony's Seminary in Santa Barbara or at any other Franciscan seminary, parish or facility; or if you are a family member of a survivor, a former schoolmate, a parishioner, or anyone else that has been impacted by the abuse, the Pastoral Outreach Coordinator, Angelica Jochim, MFT, is available for assistance and support.  You can contact her by phone, mail, or email. Please Note: All communications are private and confidential. Your identity will not be revealed to the Franciscans. 

To learn more about the Office of Pastoral Outreach for Survivors of Clergy Abuse visit: www.pastoraloutreach.org 
 
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