Youth Protection

Vision:  Youth are recognized & valued as gifts from God. 

All staff members & volunteers who work with youth are required to:  participate in youth protection training, adhere to the Diocesan youth protection policies, & complete a background check. 

Report Child Abuse.

Every allegation of child abuse must be reported to Child Protection Services, an agency of the Indiana state government. 

Call toll-free:  (800) 800-5556

For more information & forms:

    Diocesan Brochure on Youth Protection.  Provides the basic information concerning the Youth Protection Program.

    Adult Code of Conduct.  You may download & print out this form. 

   Authorization for Background Checks.  You may download and print out this form. 

Completed forms are to be turned in to the Parish Youth Protection Coordinator.

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When you do the online Best Practices Form below, it will show a small green statement when it has been submitted correctly. 

It will have a small red statement if something needs to be changed on the form. 

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Best Practices for Pastoral Conduct (Online Form--submitted forms are emailed to the Parish Youth Protection Coordinator)

Our children are the most important gifts God has entrusted to us. As one who works with children in any capacity, I promise to follow these best practices as a condition of my providing services to the children and youth of our diocese.