USSCB Charter

In 2003 the Catholic bishops of the United States of America met in Dallas, TX to discuss the clerical child sexual abuse scandal and confront it with a renewed and stronger commitment to upholding the values of the Catholic faith.  The bishops agreed to a series of new rules, or norms, and developed a set of guidelines to which each diocese would be held to ensure a safe environment for children and a proper response in the event of an allegation of child abuse by a cleric.

USCCB Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection

The USCCB Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection is the office of the USSCB tasked with ensuring the implementation of the Charter and assisting dioceses with their mission to provide a safe environment for youth.  Their website is home to many valuable resources.