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About the Program

The Archdiocese of Seattle has a long commitment to the protection of children, youth and vulnerable adults. For years, steps have been taken to assure the safety of those who serve in our parishes, schools and agencies. This office was established in 2007 to assist the Archbishop in ensuring those commitments of safety are implemented while offering assistance to those who are suffering in the aftermath of abuse.

Program Resources
Welcome from Archbishop Sartain
A thankyou from Archbishop J. Peter Sartain for your time and dedication in implementing the mission of the Safe Environment Office.
USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People
The USCCB website offers context to help you understand the Charter's established norms for responding to allegations of sexual abuse and the creation of safe environment programs in dioceses throughout the US.
USCCB Office of Child and Youth Protection
Resources from the USCCB for creating a safe environment within the Church for children and youth.

Archdiocesan Review Board
Review Board Members
The Review Board members operate as a confidential consultative body to the Archbishop regarding his responsibilities related to clergy sexual abuse of minors.
Review Board Scope and Mission Statement
This statement was revised in May 2018. The Review Board receives timely notification of every credible allegation of a violation of the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Program policies involving clergy, employees, or volunteers.
The Final Report
Full text of the Case Review Board final report
Final Response Report
Archbishop Brunett's response to the final report of 2004.
Questions and Answers
Questions concerning the final report are answered.
Final Report - Updated Response
The Review Board analyzed the Archdiocese’s efforts in responding to allegations of sexual abuse. Read the recommendations and revised report from 2010.

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