Diocesan Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People
Monday, 12 June 2017 00:00


NEWS RELEASE                     144 West Wood Street,
                                                                     Phone: 330-744-8451
                                                                     Fax: 330-742-6448
                                                                     Rev. Monsignor John A. Zuraw, Chancellor


FOR RELEASE Immediate DATE SENT June 12, 2017
SUBJECT         Diocesan Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People 
MORE INFO     Monsignor John A. Zuraw, Chancellor

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J. has made the following appointments to the Diocesan Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People, effective June 1, 2017.  Dr. Joseph Irilli, Ms. Brigid Kennedy, Attorney Alan Kretzer, Dr. Ronald Mikilich, Dr. Joseph Mosca, Sr. Jean Orsuto, HM, Mr. Timothy Schaffner, Reverend John Sheridan, Reverend Mark Williams, Deacon Gregory Wood, and Mrs. Mary Ann Woods.

The Review Board of the Diocese of Youngstown is established under the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People and the essential Norms for Diocesan/Eparchial Polices Dealing with Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Priests, Deacons and other Church Personnel as published by the United States Conference of Bishops.

The Review Board assists the bishop by reviewing and assessing allegations of sexual abuse of minors by priests, deacons and other church personnel in order to advise the Bishop as to whether the allegations appear to be credible.  The Review Board makes recommendations concerning fitness for ministry in particular cases and reviewing the policy and procedures of the Diocese for dealing with allegations of sexual abuse of minors, recommending to the Bishop any appropriate modifications.

Persons who feel that they have been a victim of child abuse by a priest, deacon or other church personnel are to call the Victim Assistance Coordinator, Det. Sergeant Delphine Baldwin-Casey at 330-718-1388

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