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Policies

Below are links to the Diocese of Joliet policies regarding sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults in English (Spanish and Polish translations are in process). 

Standards of Behavior

Below are links to the Diocese of Joliet standards of behavior for those working with minors or vulnerable adults in English (Spanish and Polish translations are in process).  

Volunteer Applications

Below are links to the Diocese of Joliet volunteer applications for both adults (18+) and minors (anyone under the age of 18).

DCFS Forms

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Resources

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) site has many resources regarding the protection of children and young people, including the charter for protection of children and young people, committee information, an annual report, podcasts, FAQs and more. 

USCCB's Committee on Protection of Children and Young People

Parish Resources

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) resource guide includes suggested homily and bulletin content, petitions and prayers for parishes to incorporate at Masses, and parish communications.

USCCB Child Abuse Prevention Month Booklet 

Faith's Law

Below are links to the Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE) website regarding Faith’s Law. Please direct any questions about Faith's Law implementation in the Diocese of Joliet to [email protected].

General information

Resource Guide for Families