Office of Child and Youth Protection

The Office of Child and Youth Protection serves persons who bring forward allegations of sexual abuse by a member of the clergy or by lay employees and volunteers of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. In addition the Office of Child and Youth Protection oversee and ensure compliance with policies and procedures created to receive and investigate reports of abuse as required by the Holy See, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  In addition the Office of Child and Youth Protection is responsible for the activities and concerns broght before the Archdiocesan Child Safety Committee as well as the Archdiocesan Revew Board.  For additiona information please contact:
 

Deacon Phil Hengen, Director

 314-792-7702

phengen@archstl.org

Carol Brescia, Victim Assistance Coordinator

by Referral

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Healing Prayer Service for the 10th Anniversary of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson will preside, with Bishop Edward M. Rice in attendance. 

Please see the calendar of events for more information

The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People is a set of procedures established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in June 2002 for addressing allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy.

All who are victims/survivors of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse by anyone- clergy, family, friends, co-workers, or strangers- are invited to attend the prayer service. In addition, family members and friends of survivors are encouraged to participate, as well as those who are involved in helping abused people and those who work to prevent abuse.

This service is an opportunity to pray for healing and reconciliation, and for the prevention of abuse. 

The Office of Child and Youth Protection in collaboration with the Safe Environment Program and the Office of Sacred Worship are organizing and sponsoring the healing prayer servce. 

Read more about this from the St. Louis Review

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