Joliet Diocesan Policies
Protecting God’s Children Awareness Sessions at SIJ
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Requirements Before Employment or Volunteering
Prior to beginning employment/volunteer service, all persons involved with minors on a regular, recurring basis and those who would have the opportunity to be alone with children during parish, school or religious education sponsored events are required to present the following:
Protecting God's Children Awareness Sessions
Out of concern for the safety and well-being of children, every diocesan, parish, school or religious education employee/volunteer who has significant or sustained contact with children is asked to participate in the Protecting God’s Children program. The program is also offered to others interested in attending.
Information regarding the location of area sessions can be obtained through the diocesan web site: http://www.dioceseofjoliet.org.
Reporting Incidents of Sexual Abuse:
Anyone with reason to believe that a child has been abused or is being abused should report their suspicions to civil authorities. Contact: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services: 1-800-25ABUSE (1-800-252-2873) or local police.
The Diocese of Joliet Victim Assistance Coordinator is available to help victims/survivors of child sexual abuse by a cleric, employee or volunteer of the Catholic Church. The Victim Assistance Coordinator will report to Bishop Conlon and coordinate efforts of pastoral support and outreach to assist in the healing process. The Victim Assistance Coordinator can also assist in making a report to civil authorities. Contact the Diocese of Joliet Victim Assistance Coordinator at 1-815-263-6467.
For more information:
Visit our diocesan web site at:
Contact our parish Safe Environment Coordinator Jane Walter:
To read the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People,” click on the following link to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ web site: