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Youth Evangelization and Discipleship Contact:

Brad Bursa
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100 E. Eighth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202-2193
Phone: (513) 421-3131 ext. 2741
Fax: (513) 421-1582

Legal and Liability

Frequently Asked Questions on Legal & Liability Issues


Click to view the Decree on Child Protection

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Who needs to be oriented to the Child Protection Decree and fingerprinted?

All clergy, employees and volunteers.   Volunteer are described as  “an adult who is not a cleric or employee (for example, a catechist, scout leader, coach, server coordinator, parent interns, student teachers and others in similar capacities etc.) who function in any capacity to assist in activities with children. This includes all adults accompanying children on any overnight activity.” (Decree on Child Protection 2018, pg 4)

When do I need to provide a permission and release form?

Where can I get a copy of a Permission and Release Form?

How long to I have to keep my copy of the Permission and Release Form?

What requirements does the Archdiocese have regarding chaperones and drivers?