Safe Environment Training
The Diocese of Phoenix is committed to protecting all children and young people by offering several abuse prevention educational sessions.
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USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People
The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People is a comprehensive set of procedures established by the USCCB in June 2002 for addressing allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy. The Charter also includes guidelines for reconciliation, healing, accountability, and prevention of future acts of abuse.
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Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted encourages anyone who has been a victim of child sexual abuse by any employee of the Roman Catholic Church to please come forward by contacting the Office of Child and Youth Protection.
Director, Office of Child and Youth Protection
400 East Monroe Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Phone: (602) 354-2396
Fax: (602) 354-2469
Hotline: (602) 463-8140
As part of the healing process, Bishop Olmsted is willing to meet with victims and their families.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that we each play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in our communities.
April is a time to celebrate the important role that communities play in protecting children. Everyone’s participation is critical. Focusing on ways to build and promote the protective factors, in every interaction with children and families, is the best thing our community can do to prevent child maltreatment and promote optimal child development.
See what the USCCB says on Child and Youth Protection. (Click here)
Mass of Healing and Reconciliation April 1, 2014
Blessed Sacrament Church, Tolleson, AZ
2012 Annual Report
The 2012 Annual Report on the implementation of the charter for the protection of children has been released. Download the report.