Protecting Our Children

October 13, 2016 | Journey of Hope | St. Thomas More Church, Appleton

Safe Environment Journey of Hope 2016 EventA gathering of community in prayer, facilitated by a team of sexual abuse survivors, friends of survivors, and caring persons, concerning the issue of sexual abuse.

Event Contact - Jayne Stefanic, Diocesan Assistance Coordinator:
(920) 272-8174 | 1-877-270-8174 | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


Diocese of Green Bay Pledges to Protect Our Children

Sexual misconduct by clergy, Church personnel, Church leaders and volunteers is contrary to Christian morals, doctrine and Canon Law. It is never acceptable. We recognize that sexual misconduct may have devastating consequences for the victims and their families, for the Church community, and for the transgressor.

While this subject is troubling to all of us, basic information about sexual misconduct in the ministerial setting is needed in order to protect the vulnerable and assure the integrity of ministerial relationships.

The Diocese of Green Bay pledges its commitment to programs and policies that:

  • Protect children and young people
  • Heal the hearts and hopes of all affected
  • Foster ongoing vigilance in education

How the Church and Diocese Are Protecting Our Children

We encourage you to read more about all the Catholic Church and the Green Bay Diocese is doing to protect our children and aid in the spiritual and emotional care of all God's children:

How To Report Abuse

Web page

Background Checks

Web page

VIRTUS®

Web page

Lesson Plans for Children

Web page

Safe Environment Social Communication
Policy and Resources

Web page

 

Diocesan Policies

Web page

Independent Review Board

Web page

Commitment To Open Communication

Web page

National Charter & Norms | USCCB

Web page

Stories from The Compass

Department upholds church's promise to protect children

Ann Fox and Karen Bass oversee the Safe Environment Program that trains thousands of adults, children each year (Jayne Stefanic and Debra Knaus now serve those roles)

Read Compass Story

Safe environment training can be an eye opener

Those who take Virtus training learn that protecting children from abuse means being constantly aware

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Youth football program plays it safe

St. Joseph, Green Bay, Wildcats requires coaches to complete the Diocese's Safe Environment Program

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Priests, deacons help diocese provide safe environment

Priests and deacons serve as Virtus facilitators and safe environment coordinators

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