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Springfield Diocese Seeks Public Input On Handling Of Clergy Sex Abuse Complaints

Catholic Sex Abuse Survey Home Page
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Catholic Sex Abuse Survey Home Page

To help improve its response to clergy sex abuse allegations, the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts is conducting an online survey.

The results of the survey will be used by an independent task force that is to recommend improving how the diocese investigates and handles sex abuse allegations. 

The survey is active through Oct. 19.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Jeffrey Trant, director of the diocesan Office of Safe Environment and Victim Assistance.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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