West Virginia Bishop Requires New Protocols for Anti-sexual Abuse Program
By Colleen Rowan
Catholic News Service via America magazine
March 11, 2020
Expanding the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston's Safe Environment Program, Bishop Mark E. Brennan is requiring additional protocols to increase safety and reduce risk of sexual abuse in Catholic schools and parishes.
In a Feb. 20 letter to all pastors, administrators and principals of Catholic schools, the bishop announced he is expanding the requirement for fingerprinting to be part of background checks and that the diocese has engaged Corporate Security and Investigations of Pennsylvania as a third-party service provider that will conduct Safe Environment spot checks, site assessments and training.