Over the past 17 years, CMSM has worked on its own and with experts and partners at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Praesidium and other organizations and groups committed to ensure the Church is and remains a safe environment for minors. Selected current information, reports, research and activities related to the protection of minors in the Catholic Church is below.

Additional documentation is also available to CMSM members via the members section of our website (login required).

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CMSM, Vatican, and USCCB Safeguarding Resources

CMSM and Praesidium
Diocesan Safe Environment and Victim Assistance Coordinators

Superiors and safeguarding personnel for religious institutes are encouraged to collaborate and communicate with local diocesan staff to strengthen safeguarding, including identifying local resources for safe environments and healing for those harmed.

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Additional Resources