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Protecting the children under the care of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is paramount. The parents of children at our parishes, schools and organizations have placed their trust in everyone who has contact with children. This includes not only clerics, employees and volunteers of the Archdiocese, but also members of religious orders and employees of other institutions that operate within the boundaries of the Archdiocese.

Everyone has a right to expect that we do everything possible to protect our children. Your participation in doing a background check is appreciated and we wish to thank you for doing your part to ensure the safety of our children.

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Decree on Child Protection

This is the latest revision, effective July 1, 2013. Anyone having contact with children as an Archdiocesan employee or regular volunteer must be trained in the Decree. All other Catholics of the Archdiocese are urged to be familiar with its contents as well.

Decree on Child Protection Brochure

This is a summary of the Decree which also describes signs of child abuse (physical, sexual, emotional) and includes phone numbers of child protection agencies in all 19 counties of the Archdiocese. This can be printed out and folded into a tri-fold brochure. Decree Brochure