Child & Youth Protection

Protect children, each and every one

Those who turn a blind eye to the children  who are victims of human trafficking; young refugees from Afghanistan or Syria; or the young ones among us who do not have ample food, clothing, shelter and education, contribute to their neglect.
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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Protection Month.  See the following resources, news stories and commentaries for keeping our children safe.
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Archdiocese of Baltimore Review Board provides accountability for victims of abuse

Burkhardt said she has come to respect and rely on the review board, not only to review individual allegations brought before them, but also to help shape archdiocesan policy in the future.
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Charter, training still aim to protect children

Recent attention on sexual misconduct in Hollywood and politics has highlighted concerns and pain that the Catholic Church has been addressing for decades.
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Charter 15 years later

Since 2003, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has trained 292,639 adults who volunteer and/or work with children and young people. In addition, more than 44,000 students per year have been trained in child abuse prevention and reporting since 2003, as part of religion class in Catholic schools or in faith formation classes in our parishes.
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Archdiocese reaffirms church fully cooperated with 1969 murder investigation

Officials of the Archdiocese of Baltimore reaffirmed that the church did not attempt to interfere in the investigation of the death of School Sister of Notre Dame Catherine Cesnik.
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