We welcome you to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia- Office for Child and Youth Protection’s (OCYP) website and hope you will find it helpful and informative. On these pages, you will find an overview of our services, resources for victims/survivors of child sexual abuse and their families, important information and resources for Archdiocese clergy, staff and volunteers, as well as a link to our Training Institute.

  • Safe Environment

    “Promise to Protect”
    A comprehensive child safety and child sexual abuse prevention program, which creates a network of prevention and protection for the children entrusted into the Archdiocese's care.

  • Victim Assistance

    “Pledge to Heal”
    OCYP provides compassionate and supportive assistance to victims of clergy abuse and their families.

  • Training Institute


    Our Training Institute offers a variety of training programs for Archdiocese clergy, staff, volunteers, parents, and members of our parish community who want to take an active role in protecting children.

A Note to Survivors

If you are a survivor of sexual abuse, the first thing you should know is that it was NOT YOUR FAULT, you did not cause it and you are not to blame in any way. For assistance call us at 888.800.8780. For information on how to report abuse by a member of the Archdiocese clergy, staff or volunteer
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Contact Us

Victim Assistance Program
215.587.3880
1.888.800.8780
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Safe Environment Program
215.587.2466
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