Christ the King & Holy Spirit Churches | 3010 E Chandler Ave, Evansville, IN 47714

Youth Protection

Youth are to be recognized and valued by all as true gifts from God. 

The Catholic Diocese of Evansville is committed to providing education and training to adults and children to recognize and respond to child abuse. The expectation is that all adults who work with children and youth in our parishes and parish schools will agree to background checks and training programs. Volunteers and staff are also responsible for completing a Best Practices form each year. 

This includes coaches, school volunteers, and church volunteers (e.g., those who go on field trips, help in the classroom or with sports teams; those who assist with religious education, youth ministry or sacramental preparation).

For more information please contact Deacon John McMullen, Pastorial 
Assitant at 812/476-3061, Or, visit the Catholic Diocese of Evansville Youth Protection page.

Information video from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Diocesan policy: Report and inform

The Diocese of Evansville has in place a policy that requires that any allegation of child abuse must be reported to civil authorities. If an allegation involves the sexual abuse of a minor by diocesan personnel, the Victim Assistance Coordinator must also be informed.

Sexual misconduct violates human dignity and the mission of the church. The spiritual well-being of all victims, their families, and others in the community is of

particular concern to the church.

Report child abuse

Every allegation of child abuse must be reported to Child Protection Services, an agency of Indiana state government. CPS Toll-free: (800) 800-5556

Local law enforcement: 9-1-1

Report and inform

In the event of an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor (a person under 18) by diocesan personnel, report the allegation to authorities, and inform the Victim Assistance Coordinator for the diocese: 
Toll-free: (866) 200-3004    Local: (812) 490-9565