Catholic Services Seeks to Treat Sex Offenders, Victims in Same Building

6ABC [Philadelphia PA]
Downloaded December 2, 2004

Action News has learned that Philadelphia's Catholic Social Services wants to set up counseling programs for both sex offenders and victims of sex crimes in the same building.

Sources tell Action News that the agency plans to move the Delstar Program from a Center City office building to the Holy Family Center.

The Delstar Program counsels convicted sex offenders. The Holy Family Center also offers counseling programs for sex crime victims. Advocates say the two groups should not be going to the same building.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says victims and offenders would use separate entrances and waiting rooms. The Holy Family Center would have added security.


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