Protecting God’s Children

From the Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph

See the Office of Child and Youth Protection page on the diocesan website  for various programs offered at the diocesan level and those implemented at the parish level.

Also see their report for July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

A statement from the diocesan office that appears in our bulletin:

The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is committed to combating sexual abuse in the Church.  If you are a victim of sexual abuse, or if you observe or suspect sexual abuse:

  1. Call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline at 1.800.392.3738 (if the victim is currently under the age of 18), and
  2. Contact your local law enforcement agency or call 911, and
  3. After reporting to these civil and law enforcement authorities, report suspected sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult to the Diocesan Ombudsman, Jenifer Valenti, at 816.812.2500 or, if the abuse involves a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

The Diocese has a sincere commitment to providing care and healing resources of sexual abuse and their families.  Please contact the Victim Advocate, Kathleen Chastain at 816.392.0011 or for more information.


All are welcome