About: Survivors' Compensation Program

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 About the Survivors' Compensation Program

   part of the Comprehensive Reconciliation Initiative

​The Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg (Pennsylvania) has opened the Survivors' Compensation Program. This Program will be administered by Commonwealth Mediation and Conciliation, Inc. (CMCI). The Program is intended to provide compensation to those survivors of childhood sexual abuse committed by clergy and certain other persons associated with the Diocese of Greensburg.

The Program is open at this time to those survivors who meet the following criteria:

  1. The person is alleging childhood sexual abuse. “Childhood sexual abuse” means sexual molestation or sexual exploitation of a child (a person under the age of 18) and other behavior by which an adult uses a child as an object of sexual gratification, including attempted behavior.
  2. The allegation is against a priest, deacon, or seminarian of the Diocese; OR the allegation is against a priest or deacon from another diocese who had faculties in the Diocese at the time of the abuse; OR the allegation is against a priest or brother from a religious order who had faculties in the Diocese at the time of the abuse, which occurred in relation to ministry within the Diocese of Greensburg or was perpetrated against a person within the Diocese of Greensburg.
  3. The person has previously identified themselves as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse to the Diocese on or before February 26, 2019.

The Program is not open to those who do not meet the above requirements or those who have previously settled with the Diocese of Greensburg.

For more information about the Program, please review the release from the Diocese of Greensburg found here.

To participate in the Program, download the Program Questionnaire here.

Please do not send completed Program Questionnaires via email.

The Program Questionnaire should be completed, printed, and sent via U.S. Mail to:

Commonwealth Mediation and Conciliation, Inc.
1145 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Program Questionnaires should be completed and post-marked on or before May 28, 2019.

If you have questions about the Program, contact CMCI by phone at 1-800-540-2624 or by email at Greensburg@commonwealthmediation.com.