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THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK

INDEPENDENT RECONCILIATION AND COMPENSATION

PROGRAM ("IRCP")

PHASE III
CONSECRATED RELIGIOUS, INCLUDING PRIESTS, BROTHERS, AND SISTERS (members of "Religious Orders") WHO HAVE WORKED UNDER CONTRACT OR BY OFFICIAL ASSIGNMENT IN THE PARISHES, SCHOOLS OR CHARITABLE AGENCIES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE
January 29, 2019
Deadline for New Registrations has been Extended to May 31, 2019
Deadline for Submission of a Phase III Claim is May 31, 2019
Note: If you missed the filing deadline for submission of a Phase II Claim, please email the Claimant Services email box at ClaimantServices@RockvilleCentreDioceseIRCP.com with information regarding your claim
Effective January 29, 2019, The Diocese of Rockville Centre has implemented Phase III of the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program addressing claims of abuse by members of Religious Orders, who have worked under contract or by official assignment in the parishes, schools or charitable agencies of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre. and follows the ongoing Program established to pay victims of alleged clergy sexual abuse of minors. The Administrators, Kenneth R. Feinberg and Camille S. Biros, will implement Phase III of the IRCP and will continue to work with Bishop Barres and the distinguished members of the IRCP Independent Oversight Committee.
  • The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre (the "Diocese") comprises the territory of Nassau and Suffolk counties.
  • Phase III of the IRCP is purely voluntary; no individual is required to participate in the Program. Only if the individual is satisfied with the compensation provided and signs a release does the individual agree to waive rights to litigate against the Diocese.
  • Mr. Feinberg and Ms. Biros retain complete and sole discretion over all eligibility decisions and the settlement compensation amounts for eligible victims. By agreement, the Diocese cannot reject the Administrators’ final determinations as to eligibility and amount of compensation.
  • Individuals who are known to have made a complaint of child sexual abuse against a member of a Religious Order to the Diocese directly or to the IRCP Administrators by registering the allegation during Phase II of the Program prior to January 29, 2019, the effective date of this Phase III, will be sent Program materials, including a copy of this Protocol, the Claim Form, and Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Eligible individuals who have not previously reported or registered a complaint to the Diocese or the IRCP Administrators who are interested in participating in Phase III of the IRCP must register through this Program website (see the Registration link below) or call the Program Call Center at (844) 710-2386 for more information. The deadline for registration is May 31, 2019. You must register by the deadline to be eligible for consideration under the Program.
  • Submitted information will be maintained in strict confidence in conjunction with Phase III of this Program except that it will be forwarded to the appropriate office of the District Attorney by the registrant and the Diocese for initial review of the allegations. In addition, the Diocese will have the matter investigated by its own independent investigators and may have it reviewed by its Diocesan Review Board.
  • An Independent Oversight Committee will continue to oversee the implementation and administration of the IRCP.
  • Individuals filing a claim with the Administrators will be required to offer supporting documentation of such sexual abuse.
  • Individuals who previously settled their sexual abuse claims with the Diocese of Rockville Centre will not be permitted to participate in the Program.
  • Individuals who allege sexual abuse as a minor by a member of a religious order or clergy of another diocese are not eligible to participate in the Program although the claims will be forwarded to the superior of the religious order or bishop of such diocese.
  • Eligible claims will be paid within 60 days from the time that a submitted claim is deemed eligible and compensation is determined and accepted.
  • The effective date of Phase III of the IRCP is January 29, 2019. All claims submitted to the Administrators must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2019.

To Register for Phase III: (You must register before May 31, 2019.)

Individuals who wish to participate in Phase III may immediately register with the Administrators on the Program website by providing their names, contact information and a summary description of the nature of the claim, including the dates, time, location of the alleged abuse and name of the alleged perpetrator. Such information will be maintained in strict confidence in conjunction with Phase II of this Program except that it will be forwarded to the local office of the District Attorney by the registrant and the Diocese for initial review of the allegations. In addition, the Diocese will have the matter investigated by its own independent investigators. Please note: If the allegation is directed at clergy of another diocese or religious order, your information will be forwarded to that entity for response.
Click here to register to receive Phase III Program information.