Protecting God’s Children:
Sexual Abuse Policies, Training and Resources



No child or adult should ever experience abuse by anyone, especially a church minister. We all have the right to be treated with dignity and to expect our church to reflect the goodness of God in all of its dealings.

We hope that this information is helpful to all in our communities who are working to prevent and respond to childhood sexual abuse. We have tried to be as clear as possible about our assistance to victims, reporting procedures, and education and prevention efforts. Please let us know if you need further assistance or information by calling or emailing our victim assistance coordinator, Ms. Martine Siegel, at 502/636-1044; or the Chancery at 502/585-3291.

We must heed God’s call to care for the most vulnerable among us and to continue our efforts toward wholeness and health in dealing with sexual abuse.


The Sexual Abuse Policies of the Archdiocese of Louisville

Victim Assistance
Reporting Sexual Abuse
Sexual Abuse Review Board
Community Resources
Investigative Procedures
Prevention and Education/Code of Conduct for Church Personnel
Communication Policies
Definition of Terms
Restoring Trust Booklet-2013 Revision (PDF Format): In English In Spanish

Safe Environment Training

Training schedule

Safe Environment Newsletter

Safe Environment Newsletter January 2015
Safe Environment Newsletter February 2015
Safe Environment Newsletter March 2015
Safe Environment Newsletter April 2015
Safe Environment Newsletter May 2015
Safe Environment Newsletter June 2015
Safe Environment Newsletter July 2015
Safe Environment Newsletter August 2015
Safe Environment Newsletter September 20115
Safe Environment Newsletter October 2015
Safe Environment Newsletter November 2015

Resources for Parents

Message to Parents
What To Do If Your Child Is a Victim of Sexual Exploitation
Reporting to Authorities
Center for Women and Families
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Local and National Resources
Related Resources/School and Religious Education Curriculum Materials

U.S. Catholic Bishops’ “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People”

Click here to view the Charter

Archdiocese of Louisville Updates

Click here to view updates issued from July 2002 through the present