AND YOUTH PROTECTION
of Counseling, Prevention and Victim Services
Timothy A. McDonnell encourages anyone who has been a victim of child
sexual abuse by any employee of the Roman Catholic Church to please
come forward by contacting Patricia Finn McManamy, Director of the Office
of Counseling, Prevention and Victim Services, at 413 452-0624, by confidential
toll free number at 800-842-9055 or by email at email@example.com.
Bishop McDonnell would like to meet with victims and their families
to offer a sincere apology and his prayers for healing.
Safe Environment Programs
In response to the Charter for the Protection of Children
as adopted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Dallas
in June of 2002 and revised in 2005, the Diocese Safe Environment program
- The Charter
for the Protection of Children and Young People: A Policy of the
Diocese of Springfield
- The Code of
Conduct for All Those Ministering on Behalf of the Church
background checks on
- All existing
and new employees of the Diocese and entities associated with
- All existing
and new volunteers who have contact with children
awareness programs designed to:
awareness of child sexual abuse
our ability to prevent child sexual abuse from occurring in
our schools , parishes and communities
you to commit to being a part of a community that will protect
all of God's children.
employees of the Diocese, parishes and schools, as well as volunteers
who have regular contact with children, are required to participate
in and comply with all aspects of the Safe Environment Program.
Please click on the links at the left to learn more about programs
offered through the Office of Counseling, Prevention and Victim Services.