The National Review Board and the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have announced the publication of the 2014 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
Significant findings from the 2014 audit include:
- Trained 98% of two million volunteers, employees, educators, clergy, and candidates in parishes in how to create safe environments and prevent child sexual abuse.
- Prepared more than 4.4 million children to recognize abuse and protect themselves.
- Ran background checks on close to two million volunteers and employees, 51,314 clerics and 6,568 candidates for ordination.
To view archived Annual Reports, please visit USCCB's Archives.