The Diocese of Des Moines

Charter for the Protection of Children and Youth


The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in June of 2002, as part of an effort to address issues surrounding allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic Clergy.  The above link provides the charter, revised in 2011. Visit www.usccb.org for more information concerning the U.S. Conference and the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.