Child and Youth Protection

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones,* for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father”.

~Matthew 18:10

“…Everything possible must be done to rid the Church of the scourge of the sexual abuse of minors and to open pathways of reconciliation and healing for those who were abused”.

  • ~Pope Francis, Homily during Mass with clergy sex abuse victims, July 7, 2014

The Diocese encourages anyone who has been harmed by any member of the clergy to contact Nancy Hoey, the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, at (573)694-3199.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  View the USCCB’s Video below.

Program Documents and Instructions
Diocesan Policy on Handling Abuse Reports (English)

Diocesan Policy on Handling Abuse Reports (Spanish)

Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (English)

Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (Spanish) 

Code of Pastoral Conduct (English) 

Code of Pastoral Conduct (Spanish)

Parent’s Handbook on Preventing Sexual Abuse (English)

Parent’s Handbook on Preventing Sexual Abuse (Spanish)

Touching Safety Program for Children and Youth (English)

Touching Safety Program for Children and Youth (Spanish)

Teaching Touching Safety Report Form 

Child Abuse Prevention Month resources from the USCCB 

 

Virtus Training Registration click Virtus Online.

 

Additional Info

Reconciliation Office:
2207 West Main St, PO Box 104900
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4900
Phone: 573.635.9127
Fax: 573.635.2286
Review Administrator: Mr. Mike Berendzen ext. 224