The Office for Child and Youth Protection offers services to individuals who were child victims of sexual abuse by a representative of the Archdiocese and their family members, as well as parishioners and members of our school communities in the aftermath of sexual abuse within the church. Our professional Victim Service Coordinators have a sincere commitment to the emotional and spiritual well-being of individuals who have been impacted by this crime and are here to help
The following services are available to men, women and children who have been affected by sexual abuse within the Archdiocese.
We understand that counseling after sexual abuse, whether the abuse happened yesterday or many years ago, is an important part of the healing process. Our staff is here to assist you in identifying and accessing mental health services based on your individual needs.
One of OCYP’s important roles is to offer support to parishes as they begin their healing and reconciliation process in the aftermath of the sexual abuse crisis in the church. Our team is available to meet with the affected parishes for open conversation, allowing individuals to express their feelings about what has happened and move towards healing.