January 20, 2023
Archdiocese of Denver
1300 S. Steele St.
Denver, CO 80210
For Immediate Release
ARCHDIOCESE STATEMENT REGARDING SEXUAL ABUSE LAWSUIT
The Archdiocese of Denver cares about all sexual abuse survivors
DENVER – The Archdiocese of Denver cares about all survivors of sexual abuse and is fully committed to protecting the most vulnerable members of our community – children, youth, and at-risk adults.
The Archdiocese confirms that it participated in an Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program from 2019-2020. Through that program, the Archdiocese resolved more than 55 claims and paid more than $6,000,000 in reparations. That program is now closed. After that program ended in 2020, the Archdiocese developed a Reparations and Healing Protocol that partners with independent administrators in resolving certain claims. Both the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program and the Reconciliation and Healing Protocol are confidential, and thus the Archdiocese cannot comment as to Mr. Verti’s participation in either program.
The Archdiocese of Denver can confirm it has been served a lawsuit by Scott Verti. The Archdiocese does not comment on pending litigation.