The Archdiocese of St. Louis has developed a new system for safe environment compliance called Prevent and Protect STL. Everyone ministering to minors and vulnerable adults (clergy, employees and volunteers) in the Archdiocese are required and asked to register in the new system before March 31, 2020. This includes those new to service and those who are currently in service. For those who have already attended a Protecting God’s Children workshop your previous training date will transfer to this new system. In addition to attending a live Protecting God’s Children workshop all clergy, volunteers and employees will register for an updated background screening, view two new online training modules on abuse reporting and the Code of Ethical Conduct, and agree to the updated Code of Ethical Conduct.
We are blessed that Fr. Kevin serves Holy Redeemer to ensure that children and youth who worship, study, or participate in activities sponsored by our parish can do so in the safest and most secure setting possible. If you are thinking about volunteering at Holy Redeemer in one of our youth programs, we encourage you to come speak with Fr. Kevin or Laurie Medley in the parish office. ALL VOLUNTEERS are required to completed the “Protecting God’s Children” workshops hosted by various Catholic churches and the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
If you have questions or need help getting registered for a class please call or email our Safe Environment Coordinator Laurie Medley at [email protected]/ 314-962-0038
Holy Redeemer and the Office of Child and Youth Protection serves persons who bring forward allegations of sexual abuse by a member of the clergy or by lay employees or volunteers of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. To make a report of current or past sexual abuse please contact:
Father Kevin Schmittgens
Office of Child and Youth Protection at the Archdiocese of St. Louis
Sandra Price – Executive Director
In addition the Archdiocese of Saint Louis and Holy Redeemer encourages all victims of abuse to contact the appropriate civil authorities.
Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 800-392-3738
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 800-392-0210