The 2nd REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 'CHARTER FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE' issued by the Office of Child and Youth Protection of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will be released at noon, Friday, February 18, at a news conference at the National Press Club, Washington, DC.
The Office of Child and Youth Protection of the USCCB is issuing this report based on an audit of U.S. dioceses and eparchies (dioceses of the eastern Catholic churches) to assess their compliance with the 'charter.' The compliance audit was performed by the Gavin Group, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts. The first compliance audit report was made public a year ago.
Participants: Bishop William S. Skylstad, president, USCCB; Kathleen McChesney, executive director, Office of Child and Youth Protection; and William Gavin of the Gavin group.
CONTACT: MSGR. FRANCIS J. MANISCALCO, 202-541-3200, BILL RYAN, 202-541-3206, SISTER MARY ANN WALSH, 202-541-3201, DAVID EARLY, 202-541-3200.
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