Protection of Children & Young People Policy

 

The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings is firmly committed to the health and protection of our children and young people.

To report allegations of sexual abuse or to obtain information regarding the implementation of the USCCB “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People”, please contact:  Anne Beckley, Interim Victim Assistance Coordinator, Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, PO Box 1399, Great Falls, MT 59403-1399, or by telephone  (406) 750-2373  or email:  victimassistancecoord@gmail.com

Go to the diocesan website at    http://diocesegfb.org/victims-assistance_359.html  for the latest information and policies.

Pursuant to diocesan policy, all complaints of sexual abuse involving priests, religious, employees and volunteers serving the Diocese will be investigated by the diocesan Sexual Ethics Investigation Team. All information will be treated with confidentiality. All alleged victims are advised of their right to report the alleged abuse to public authorities.

Complaint Forms are available to Parishioners: In conformance with the USCCB Charter and Norms, complaint forms relating to the abuse of children by church ministers or volunteers are available at all times in the parish business office. As the instructions on the form indicate, all information is handled in complete confidence with the diocesan representatives. Please visit the diocesan website at www.dioceseofgfb.org and see under Diocesan Policies, Safe Environment Documents, for complete information.