USCCB Office for Children and Youth Protection
Protecting Church Children and Youth
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is comprised of the Roman Catholic bishops of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The USCCB established the Office of Child and Youth Protection to assist dioceses and eparchies in the implementation of their Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People and to ensure the consistent application of the Charter’s guidelines and procedures to prevent abuse and properly deal with allegations of sexual abuse by priests and deacons.
For further information on the Office of Child and Youth Protection and the USCCB’s initiatives to protect children and young people, visit their website.
The USCCB has also launched a new website highlighting the importance of prevention, protection and accountability in response to the ongoing effort to eradicate clergy sexual abuse: www.usccb.org/committees/communications/abuse-prevention-resources.
Supplemental Analysis of Data Report - John Jay College - March 2006
The Nature and Scope Report - John Jay College - February 2004
Sexual Abuse Crisis Report - The National Review Board - February 2004