Diocesan policies and procedures currently in place seek to protect, enhance and, in some cases, restore the trust that our faith calls for between agents of the Church and the children and adolescents entrusted to our care. In accordance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People passed by the U.S. bishops in Dallas, the Diocese of Jackson wishes to encourage any victim of sexual abuse by a member of the Catholic Clergy to come forward and begin the healing process. When an allegation is found to be credible, counseling will be offered, so that the healing process can begin in accord with our present diocesan policy. We encourage any victim to contact Ms. Valerie McClellan, Victims Assistance Coordinator at 601-326-3728.
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2015 Annual Review
The 2015 Protection of Children Web-Base Online Recertification Program is posted in the Protection of Children eApps Database and is available for participation immediately. The safe environment review for active employees/significant volunteers is required each odd-number calendar year. The program allows an applicant to log-in to the database at their convenience, review the lessons and complete the quizzes. After completing the program, the Protection of Children Database will automatically update the applicant’s current review (workshop) date. All active employees/volunteers are required to complete the re-certification program this year (2015).