May 16, 2006

Proposals for Sex Abuse Charter Compliance Audits Sought by Bishops'Abuse Tracker Review Board

U.S. Newswire

WASHINGTON, May 15 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Proposals to conduct compliance audits of U.S. dioceses and eparchies with the U.S. bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People are being sought by theAbuse Tracker Review Board of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Letters of Intent are due June 5.

The complete request for proposal can be found at

The proposals would cover a three-year cycle beginning July 1, 2007, and involve auditing all 195 dioceses the first year. The type and number of audits for 2008 and 2009 may vary, based on 2007 audit results and the direction of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

The Charter, which was approved in 2002, commits the bishops to deal appropriately and effectively with sexual abuse of minors by priests, deacons, and other Church personnel and to reach out to victims and their families.

Posted by kshaw at May 16, 2006 06:53 AM