All youth ministry leaders (persons who coordinate and direct parish youth ministry programs) are responsible for ensuring that all adults (18 years old and over) who work regularly with youth are in full compliance with all diocesan policies regarding creating and maintaining safe environments for youth.
Each year, the primary youth ministry leader for each parish MUST submit a Safe Environment Compliance Verification Form to assist the diocese in its preparations for the annual audit by the USCCB.*
NOTE: Compliance Verification Forms are due May 31, 2013.
*A parish may choose to submit ONE report for religious education, youth ministry, and children in the catechumenate and include youth ministry staff/volunteers in the report with catechists and other faith formation volunteers. In this case, the youth ministry leader should be involved in the preparation of the report and in working throughout the year to ensure that all adult volunteers are in compliance with diocesan policies.
Find complete information on the Diocesan Policy on Abuse, the Diocesan Code of Conduct, and information about Protecting God's Children seminars . . .