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In December 2012, StoneBridge Business Partners notified the Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, that the Archdiocese of Cincinnati was found to be in compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Young People for the 2011/2012 audit period.

StoneBridge Business Partners of Rochester, NY, was retained by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to monitor dioceses’ compliance with the Charter.

Since 1993, more than 116,000 clergy, employees, and volunteers have been trained in the provisions of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Decree on Child Protection. Since 2003, more than 83,000 adults have had criminal background checks performed, including 60,100 currently working with children.

Archbishop Schnurr urges anyone who was abused as a child by a priest or any other representative of the Archdiocese, or knows someone who was, to report the abuse immediately to the secular legal authorities and to the Victim Assistance Coordinator of the Archdiocese, Sandy Keiser, at (513) 263-6623.