Protecting God's Children

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Protecting God's Children

Contact Information:

Katie Ryan
[email protected]

St. James the Greater ECEC and Parish follows the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program (Protecting God's Children). The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community. This process also provides a layer of protection against the possibility of false accusations for those adults who are involved in our many ministries.

Prevent and Protect

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.  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.  Please go to to register and contact your parish Child Safety Coordinator with any questions or for further assistance.  Click here for instructions: Prevent and Protect Instructions

Reporting Information

Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance. Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:

Archdiocese of St. Louis:

Sandra Price, Executive Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection
[email protected]

Missouri Department of Social Services
Children's Division Hotline Reporting Number:

 Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

 Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline: