It is a requirement of the Diocesan Child and Youth Protection Policy that the Entrusted to Protect, Dedicated to Restore posters be posted in conspicuous places in all entities under the auspices of the Diocese of Syracuse, including parishes, Catholic schools, agencies, and ministerial offices.
The Diocese of Syracuse expects all adults to report any disclosure or suspicion of physical abuse, sexual abuse, sexual assault, or neglect to the appropriate civil authorities, including 911. In addition, contact information for the New York State Child Abuse and Vulnerable Person hotlines and the contact information for the Safe Environment and Victim Assistance offices are also detailed on the poster.
A minimum of four posters must be visibly displayed throughout every location under the auspices of the diocese per Safe Environment guidelines, particularly in:
- All main entrances of churches, schools, and agencies
- Offices of Faith Formation & Sacramental Preparation
- Staff lounges
- Other areas deemed appropriate
Posters will be mailed within 7 - 10 business days.
Contact the Office of Safe Environment at 315.470.1421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you!