Policies and Procedures Regarding Cases of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Clergy or Other Church Personnel
The Archdiocese of St. Louis is committed to protecting children and youth from sexual abuse. Since 1990, the archdiocese has had a policy and procedures to give guidance to its employees, volunteers, religious and clergy regarding child abuse and to address the needs of persons affected by child abuse. The following policy and procedures have been adopted to address situations in which a member of the clergy, an employee, a volunteer or religious working in a parish, school or agency/office is accused of sexual abuse of a minor. An allegation of this type of abuse seriously affects the alleged victim and his/her family, the person accused, and the larger community.
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The USCCB has compiled FAQs Regarding the Canonical Process for the Resolution of Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests and Deacons which can be found here.
PROMISE TO PROTECT STATEMENTS RESOURCES FAQ GLOSSARY OF TERMS
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