What other expenses has the Diocese paid to assist victims or to prevent abuse?

The Diocese has had an extensive program to assist victims of sexual abuse. Since 2003, roughly $750,000 has been spent on therapy and essential needs for victims of sexual abuse, averaging $40,618 per year over the last 15 years. In addition to direct assistance to victims, the Diocese has spent $2.1 million on the Victim Assistance Program over 16 years. 

Most of those served by diocesan counseling services or referrals were not abused by clergy of this diocese, and many others were not abused by anyone associated with the Church. 

A staff of seven people runs the Office for Child Protection and Victim Assistance, and they are assisted by 42 training facilitators and 96 parish/school/ministry liaisons. This office oversees extensive background checks for staff and volunteers, child protection training for all clergy/staff/volunteers, programs for school and religious education students, counseling for victims of sexual abuse, and implementing the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Separate from the Victim Assistance Program, more than 60,000 people have gone through training conducted by the Office of Child Protection, which has an annual budget of roughly $780,000.