In early 2017, the Crosiers filed for Chapter 11 financial reorganization in order to make financial resources available to those who were sexually abused by Crosiers in the past. As part of that process, the law firm of Quarles & Brady reviewed all Crosier personnel files—current members, deceased members and departed members. This review was done independently, and the conventual prior and his staff made all hard copy and electronic personnel files available to the firm. Any claims of sexual abuse of a minor were included in this review; no known information was withheld.
Concurrent with this review, the Crosiers sent notices to all alumni whose addresses were known as well as notices to any (arch)dioceses where Crosiers were serving or had served in the past. Advertisements were placed in national and Catholic publications. All of this was done to ensure the Crosiers were reaching as many survivors as possible so they could submit a claim during the reorganization process.
As a result of the independent file review and the claims submitted during the reorganization process, all names of those Crosiers with an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor have been made public on the Crosier website.
For further information about the results of the separate review of personnel files conducted by the law firm of Faegre-Baker-Daniels in 2002, see 2002 Third-Party Review of Allegations.