On September 10, 2010, William A. Gavin, president of the Gavin Group Inc., wrote the following to the Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati:
“The purpose of this letter is to advise you that the information requested of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for the recent data collection audit has been received by the Gavin Group Inc. We have reviewed the documents and forwarded them to the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection for utilization in the 2010 Audit Report.
“Based on the fact that your Archdiocese was found to be compliant with The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People as the result of the 2008 Full Audit, this finding of compliance will be continued for 2010. The next time your Archdiocese receives a full on-site audit, the issue of compliance with the Charter will be addressed in detail.”
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 90,000 clergy, employees and volunteers have been trained in the provisions of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Decree on Child Protection. Since 2003, more than 73,000 have had criminal background checks performed, including 57,000 currently working with children.