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Office for the Protection of Children and Youth (OPCY)

REPORT ABUSE - If you or someone you know has been sexually abused, your first call should be to law enforcement or child protection officials. Click to learn more.

If you or someone you know has been abused, exploited or harassed by a priest, deacon, or a Church employee or volunteer, you are encouraged to contact the Office of Victim Advocacy and Assistance at (651) 291-4497.

Information related to the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth can now be found on SafeCatholicSPM.org, the new archdiocesan website for the Office of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment. Learn more at SafeCatholicSPM.org, under Promise to Protect.

Parish and Catholic School Staff/VIRTUS Facilitators: Several forms related to the Essential 3 requirements are now accessible through archCONNECT. This includes documentation related to background checks, the code of conduct, and online forms include:

  • Schedule a VIRTUS Session for Your Parish or School
  • Order NetSmartz Material for Parish or School
  • Opt-Out Summary Form
  • Order form for VIRTUS High School Personal Safety Lessons

If you have any questions about accessing archCONNECT, please contact archCONNECT@archspm.org.