Office of Child and Youth Protection

If you are a victim of clergy abuse or know of someone who is, you are urged to make direct contact with law enforcement. You may also contact Janet Fulgenzi, OP, PhD, the victim assistance coordinator for the Diocese of Saginaw, at 989.797.6682 or by clicking here for her confidential contact form. If you have cause to suspect a child or young person is being neglected or abused by anyone, immediately contact the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at its 24/7 hotline number: 855.444.3911. You may be held on a queue line; however, the call will eventually be connected. You may also call 911 to report any concerns regarding child abuse or neglect and they can direct you, or if you are witnessing child abuse or neglect, you also can also dial 911.

View List of Names of Clerics Who Have Been Removed from Ministry

Register for VIRTUS Training

We are committed to comply with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2002.  The Charter contains a comprehensive set of procedures for addressing allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy. Also included are guidelines for reconciliation, healing, and accountability. The Charter includes areas that assist the diocese in efforts to provide preventive measures designed to keep all of our children and youth safe from harm now and in the future.  Through ongoing education, we strive to empower the people in our diocesan offices, parishes, schools, and diocesan entities to create and maintain safe environments for our children and youth.  We extend efforts to ensure that our children and youth receive an upbringing  that forms in them a sense of right relationships and a respect for the dignity of all persons.

 

Our educational program for adults is: VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children for Adults.

 

Our educational program for children and youth is:  Child Lures Prevention and Teen Lures Prevention.

 

We hope you will find this webpage helpful and informative. 

The list below provides additional information.

 

Standards of Ministerial Behavior

Policy For The Protection Of Children And Young People (updated April 10, 2014)

Communications Policy

Criminal History Background Check Policy