You are encouraged to download and read the Charter document (and other valuable material) from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website on the Child & Youth Protection page at www.usccb.org/ocyp/

Perla Freed
Director of Safe Environment

pfreed@archatl.com

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Ministerial Standards when Dealing with Children and/or Vulnerable Individuals For Employees, Volunteers, and Independent Contractors

516.37 KB | Updated: September 8, 2015

Do learn and comply with the Child Abuse Reporting Procedures under both the Archdiocesan Policy and Georgia law. Do not allow a child and/or vulnerable individual to remain in the presence of only one Safe Environment cleared person.

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Procedures For Processing Allegations

133.59 KB | Updated: September 8, 2015

An allegation of child abuse must be immediately reported - but in no case later  than 24 hours - to Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). If you are reporting an allegation against an employee, volunteers, or clergy, please call 1-888-437-0764 [this number is answered twenty four (24) hours a day].

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Ministerial Standards when Dealing with Children and/or Vulnerable Individuals For Clergy and Religious

202.24 KB | Updated: September 8, 2015

Do learn and comply with the Child Abuse Reporting Procedures under both the Archdiocesan Policy and Georgia law. Do treat every “child” (defined under the Archdiocesan Policy and Georgia law as a person “under 18 years of age”) and vulnerable individual with the dignity he or she deserves by virtue of his or her creation by God in His image and likeness.

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Social Media Policy

147.50 KB | Updated: June 24, 2016

The Archdiocese of Atlanta recognizes the powerful tool electronic media can be to evangelize and educate all people. In order to ensure electronic communication on the internet is appropriate, effective and reflective of our Catholic values, and consistent with the rules and values of our workplace, the Archdiocese of Atlanta has established the following policies.

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Code Of Conduct

246.69 KB | Updated: April 15, 2016

The Archdiocese expects you to conduct yourself according to this Code and to support others in doing so. If you do not comply with this Code or if you permit a member of Church Personnel under your supervision to fail to comply with this Code, you are not meeting your responsibilities and you will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or ministry if you are an employee or lay volunteer, and action under canon law if you are a member of the clergy or Religious.

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Registered Sex Offender Policy

181.65 KB | Updated: September 8, 2015

This policy serves as a guide in the event a registered sex offender requests participation and / or attendance of any archdiocesan parish, school and/or
agency sponsored event.

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Policy Concerning the Protection of Disabled Adults and Elder Persons from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

252.23 KB | Updated: September 8, 2015

Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Disabled Adults, Elder Persons, and Residents is reprehensible and tragic and will not be tolerated. All Church Personnel are required to observe appropriate boundaries and  behavior, which will avoid the occurrence of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of any vulnerable group at all times.

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Sexual Abuse Policy

244.26 KB | Updated: September 8, 2015

Sexual Abuse is reprehensible and tragic, and Sexual Abuse by Church Personnel will not be tolerated.  All Church Personnel are required to observe appropriate boundaries and behavior which will avoid the occurrence of Sexual Abuse.

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