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PDAA STATEMENT REGARDING RELEASE OF CATHOLIC DIOCESES GRAND JURY REPORT

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court should permit the Office of Attorney General to release the grand jury report on several Catholic dioceses without undue delay in accordance with the law.  Relatedly, we are troubled about attempts to fundamentally alter and undermine Pennsylvania’s grand jury process. Grand juries serve an important investigative purpose and, in the past, have exposed institutional and governmental wrong-doing, sexual predation and have produced recommendations leading to mandatory backgrounds checks for school employees, for one example.  Grand juries play an important role in uncovering criminal conduct and in examining institutions and issues bearing on public safety and need to continue to fulfill that role.

Contact Richard Long, Executive Director, at 717-238-5416.

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