Seven non-clerics appointed to Archdiocesan Review Board

    The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced the appointment of seven non-clerics to the Archdiocesan Review Board.

    Members are tasked with evaluating the claims against clerics of child sexual abuse, determining clerics’ suitability for ministry and reviewing the Archdiocese’s policies.


    Jen Howard is following up on this story and gathering more details on the seven appointees:

    Michael Boyle, retired Lieutenant, Philadelphia Police Department Child Abuse Unit and current Program Director at Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center
    Charles Ehrlich, judge-elect of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, former Assistant Chief of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, current member of the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance Board of Directors and Associate at the law firm Marshall, Dennehey Warner, Coleman, & Goggin
    Arnold Gordon, a retired prosecutor who served as First Assistant District Attorney with 40 years of experience working in various units of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office
    Janet Shaw Lemoine, a former project coordinator with the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute, where her responsibilities included training victim witness coordinators from D.A.’s offices and community-based victim assistance programs throughout the Commonwealth
    Richmond Parsons, a law enforcement veteran of over 20 years currently serving as Deputy Chief of Offender Services in the Montgomery County Adult Probation and Parole Department
    Laura Rogers, a former prosecutor, served as the Deputy Director of the Criminal Division of the Navy’s Judge Advocate General, which was preceded by her work as Director of the SMART Office at the U.S. Department of Justice implementing the Adam Walsh Child Protection Safety Act
    Robert Spinelli, a Partner at the law firm Kelley, Jasons, McGowan, Spinelli, Hanna, & Reber, LLP, a former prosecutor with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office who specializes in cases involving companies defending mass tort litigation

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