On November 17, 2008, William A. Gavin, president of the Gavin Group Inc., wrote the following to the Most Rev. Daniel E. Pilarczyk , Archbishop of Cincinnati:
“Based on the analysis of the results of the 2008 Full Audit of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, you have been found to be in compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
“The conclusions reached as to the compliance of your Archdiocese with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People are based on the completeness and accuracy of the information furnished by the Archdiocese to The Gavin Group Inc. during the course of this audit.”
The Gavin Group Inc. of Winthrop, MA, was retained by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to monitor dioceses’ compliance with the Charter.
Since 1993, more than 85,000 clergy, employees and volunteers have been trained in the provisions of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Decree on Child Protection. Since 2003, more than 63,000 adults have had criminal background checks performed, including 47,500 currently working with children.