COVID-19 NOTICE: In this trying time of disruption to our business and personal lives, BrownGreer is here and fully operational. As Claims Administrator, we are committed to continuing with the Catholic Diocese of Richmond Independent Reconciliation Program without interruption. Claims may be submitted online or in hard copy as before. Please email us at ClaimsAdministrator@RichmondDioceseIRP.com or call us at 1-888-304-0265 if you have any questions or experience any difficulties, and we will address them promptly. Thank you.

As part of its commitment to offer assistance that facilitates healing for those who, as minors, experienced sexual abuse by its clergy, the Catholic Diocese of Richmond (“Richmond Diocese”) has established an Independent Reconciliation Program (“Program”), which provides an opportunity for eligible victims to receive a monetary payment. The Program has been designed and will be administered by Lynn Crowder Greer, co-founder of BrownGreer PLC, a nationally recognized firm specializing in claims administration. The Claims Administrator will decide the monetary payment amount of each claim independently and its decisions will not be rejected or altered in any way by the Richmond Diocese.

Read the Program Protocol for more information about the Program, which is open to anyone who meets these eligibility criteria:

  1. Was the victim of Sexual Abuse (as defined by Code of Virginia Section 18.2-67.10) as a Minor (under the age of 18) by an ordained priest or deacon assigned by the Bishop of Richmond to a diocesan parish, church, school or institution in the Richmond Diocese; or
  2. Before 1974, was the victim of Sexual Abuse (as defined by Code of Virginia Section 18.2-67.10) as a Minor (under the age of 18) by an ordained priest or deacon assigned by the Bishop of Richmond to a diocesan parish, church, school or institution in what was then the Richmond Diocese;
  3. AND
  4. Has not previously settled or litigated a civil Claim to a final conclusion on the merits with or against the Richmond Diocese (dismissal of a previous lawsuit because of expiration of the statute of limitations does not preclude eligibility in the Program).

If you believe you meet these eligibility criteria and wish to submit a claim to the Program, click the Initiate a Claim button below to get started, or call the Claims Administrator at 1-888-304-0265 to begin the claims process. The Claims Administrator will notify you about the next steps for submitting a claim if you appear to meet the Program’s eligibility requirements.

IMPORTANT: You must initiate a Claim on or before April 3, 2020, or you will not be able to participate in the Program.





Important Deadlines
Claim Initiation Deadline
April 3, 2020
Claim Filing Deadline
May 15, 2020
Important Documents and Information
Press Release
Protocol
Frequently Asked Questions
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If you need assistance, please email ClaimsAdministrator@RichmondDioceseIRP.com or call 1-888-304-0265.
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