Tag Archives: Office of Child and Youth Protection

New Independent Ombudsman begins work

By Marty DenzerCatholic Key Associate Editor KANSAS CITY — Bishop James Johnston, Jr., recently announced that the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph has engaged Captain Joseph Crayon previously of the Kansas City Police Department as its new Independent Ombudsman. Crayon began his new duties July 1 following his retirement from a 32-year career […]

Clergy train for ministry to those affected by child sexual abuse

In 2016 at a Service of Lament, Bishop Johnston made five public commitments to enhance the protection of children and vulnerable adults and for the healing of those affected by child sexual abuse.

Notice of Credible Allegation of Abuse Dating to 1950s

The diocese recently received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor

2017 OCYP Annual Report: A 5-year Reflection

As we publish this 5th edition of the work of the OCYP, I asked myself this question

Archbishop apologizes to victims, prays, ‘Never, never again’

There were no ifs, no ands, no buts.

Professionals share knowledge to help survivors heal

Professionals from three Missouri dioceses who have been given the charge to respond to the sexual abuse of children and young people met Sept. 12 in Kansas City to share best practices.

Diocesan employees learn about link between child pornography and sexual abuse

If there is anybody on earth thinking that there isn’t a strong relationship between child pornography and child sexual abuse, Cathy Morrison has a study for you.

New safety manager feels called to protect children

Cathy Morrison knows full well she stands on a solid foundation.

Mary Fran Horton retires as diocesan safety coordinator

This time, she really means it.

Ombudsman, director focused on protecting children

Reports are up to the diocesan ombudsman and she couldn’t be happier.

Wednesday
October 16, 2019
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph