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Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Address
510 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933

How is the Catholic Church Combatting Sexual Abuse?

The Catholic Church has done more to protect children than almost any other organization in the United States. Safe Environment training is taking place in 195 dioceses/eparchies across the country, including all seven dioceses in Michigan (Detroit, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Marquette, and Saginaw). Over 2.4 million adults-including clergy, educators, and volunteers-have been trained to recognize the behavior of offenders and what to do about it. In addition:

With the adoption of the Charter in 2002, a Zero Tolerance Policy has been put in place that stipulates if any credible accusation is made against a cleric, they are permanently removed from ministry regardless of how long ago the offense occurred.

Key milestones in strengthening child and youth protection within the Church infographic

The Catholic Church has worked hard to protect children. Much has been done but more needs to be done. Until child sexual abuse is no longer a part of society, the Church will continue its efforts to stop it.

Read more about how the U.S. Catholic Church is responding to abuse, or click on one of the links below to read about how arch/dioceses in Michigan are working to assist victims and protect children.

USCCB

Last updated March 1, 2018.

Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Email
Address
510 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933
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