The Diocese of Syracuse Safe Environment Office is responsible for implementation of the screening, training, and protocols/codes of conduct mandated by the Charter. Compliance scope includes all clergy, all religious, all employees and any volunteer whose work brings them into contact with those under the age of 18.
The Diocese of Syracuse embraces this right to safety and is dedicated to promoting the protection of children and young people. The program continues to strengthen due to our passion for the safety of our children, a passion and commitment shared by you, me, our bishop, our clergy and diocesan leadership, our employees, our volunteers. We must recognize this responsibility to our children, accept it, embrace it.
The Diocese of Syracuse unconditionally believes in the dignity of all people and places a special emphasis on the safety of children and young people. All of our youth have the right to be safe and protected from harm in all environments – home, school, religious institutions, neighborhoods, and communities. Each of us, as part of the Syracuse Diocese, is entrusted to protect child and young people and dedicated to restore by bringing the healing ministry of the diocese to bear wherever possible.
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Our Commitment to Child and Youth Protection