Diocese in Compliance with Child Protection Charter

January 9, 2012

The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown has been found compliant with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People during its annual compliance audit.

The charter was developed in 2002 in response to the sexual-abuse crises in the Church. It was revised in 2005 and 2011.

The on-site audit was conducted in October by Stonebridge Business Partners, an independent firm based in Rochester, N.Y.

The audit included a review of diocesan policy and procedure, and interviews with Bishop George V. Murry, priests, school principals, members of the Diocesan Review Board on the Sexual Abuse of Minors, and diocesan staff.

The policy includes required background checks, in-service training, codes of conduct, reporting procedures, help for victims and more.

Copies of the policy are available on the diocesan website at or by calling 330-744-8451, extension 235.

A new brochure, “Reporting Requirements and Procedures Regarding Child Abuse” also is available.

The charter can be found at and through the diocesan website.

For more information contact Nancy Yuhasz at the number listed, at extension 235.








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