Diocese of Youngstown Compliant with USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People
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FOR RELEASE Immediate DATE SENT October 13, 2014
SUBJECT Diocese of Youngstown Compliant with USCCB Charter for the Protection of
                Children and Young People 

MORE INFO Thomas D. Sauline 330-744-8451 x300

Each year, dioceses and eparchies in the United States participate in an audit for
compliance with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Charter
for the Protection of  Children and Young People. The USCCB contracts with
StoneBridge Business Partners of  Rochester, NY to conduct the audits.

StoneBridge conducted an onsite audit with the Diocese of Youngstown in September,
2014, for the audit year July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Upon completion of the audit,
StoneBridge communicated in a letter to Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., dated
September 30, 2014, that the “Diocese of Youngstown has been found compliant with
all the audited Articles within the 
Charter for the Protection of Children and Young
People for the 2013/14 audit period.”

To prepare for the audit, the Diocese of Youngstown complied documentation including 
statistics on the number of clergy, employees and volunteers in ministry and on their 
compliance with the Charter requirements, in particular, safe environment training and
background checks. While onsite, the auditors conducted interviews with Bishop Murry
and with select representatives of the diocesan staff, Review Board, diocesan attorneys,
Catholic school principals, pastors and parish catechetical leaders who have
responsibility for 
implementation of the Diocese of Youngstown Child Protection Policy.

For more information about the DOY Child Protection Policy, contact the Administrator of 
Child Protection, Thomas D. Sauline, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,
ext .300. To report child abuse or seek victim assistance,
please call Thomas Sauline at 330-599-4300.