Marian Fathers’ Child Protection Commitment

 

The Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception recognize that the sexual abuse of children has devastating consequences for victims/survivors and their families. We are aware of the effects of this tragic behavior and are committed to protecting God’s children and helping those affected.

COMMITTMENT TO HELPING THOSE AFFECTED

The Marians respond to all allegations of sexual misconduct with great care. We will handle each instance promptly, thoroughly, and compassionately, and will provide assistance, including appropriate psychological counseling, for those affected by sexual misconduct.

The Marians’ Safe-Environment Coordinator, together with the members of an independent Review Board, will promptly investigate any accusation of sexual misconduct by a Marian.

All allegations of child sexual abuse are reported to the civil authorities.

 

COMMITTMENT TO PREVENTING ABUSE

We Marians are dedicated to preventing sexual abuse. To that end, all Marians:

 

WHERE TO TURN FOR HELP

If you or someone you know suspects child abuse by a Marian, we urge you to report immediately such behavior to the civil authorities and to the Provincial Superior or his Secretary. Your case will be handled with the strictest sensitivity and confidentiality.
Civil Authorities:
If abuse is imminent, call 911
Otherwise, call Child Protection Services in your area:
[Click here for contact information for Child Protection Services near you.]

Marian Fathers:
Provincial Superior, Fr. Kaz ChwaƂek, MIC
Or
Provincial Secretary, Fr. Kenneth Dos Santos, MIC

Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception
2 Prospect Hill Rd
Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-3931



Review Board Members:
Teresa Hartnett
Luis A. Torres, Jr.
Fr. Ken Dos Santos, MIC
Leonard Cohen, legal advisor