Office of Child, Youth and Adult Protection


A note from Most Reverend Peter F. Christensen, DD

“The Diocese of Boise is committed to the responsibility to care for the spiritual, moral and pastoral well-being of all God’s people. Pastoral ministry is the principal mission of the Church. It is built on a sacred trust that is shared by all the members of the Church. Whenever it is alleged or proven that this sacred trust has been broken or violated, those charged with the governance of the Church must respond in justice and with the mercy of God to protect and safeguard the rights of all. Sexual misconduct, including sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, violation of sexual ethics, and sexual harassment, are serious breaches of this sacred trust and cannot be ignored without compromising the integrity of the church’s mission and causing grave damage to the whole Body of Christ. When any of these forms of sexual misconduct occur, the church must address the issue responsibly and promptly. 

By recognizing that all people are susceptible to such breaches of trust, we can act to prevent sexual misconduct by educating those who work for the church, instituting standards of behavior, and responding effectively to allegations of such misconduct in an atmosphere of listening, understanding, Christian love, mutual respect, and social justice. 

In particular, the Diocese of Boise is determined to provide a safe environment for the children and young people involved in its ministries, implementing policies and procedures to assist in preventing sexual abuse, and to assist Diocesan personnel in recognizing, reporting and attending to the needs of abused children and their families.”  – From the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise Sexual Misconduct Policies. 


The CYAP Addresses

Bishop Peter Christensen’s

Decree of Promulgation

Background Check Screening

Circle of Grace - Youth Safe Environment Training

Safe Environment Training for Adults

Policies & Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions


Safe Environment Resources


General Information

USCCB Promise to Protect Brochure

The lay National Review Board was established in 2002. Comprised of lay men and woman it collaborates with the USCCB in preventing sexual abuse of minors by persons in service of the Church. Its responsibilities include advising, consulting, and offering recommendations to the bishops in matters of child and youth protection. USCCB Promise to Protect Brochure

Diocese of Boise Brochure

If you have questions, concerns or are unsure about making a complaint, please contact the Diocese of Boise, Director of Child, Youth and Adult Protection and Chancellor Mr. Mark Raper at (208) 342-1311 or Are You A Victim? (English Brochure) (Spanish Brochure)

Credibly Accused

The following clergy have had credible allegations of engaging in or perpetrating child sexual abuse while working in or associated with the Diocese of Boise since the 1950s. Credibly Accused

Diocesean Review Board

Members of the Diocesan Review Board for Sexual Misconduct Chair and Co-Chair: Bryan Taylor Board Members:
Kathleen Curtis, LMSW Deacon Michael Eisenbeiss, PhD Scott Curtis, MSW Rev. Caleb Vogel Ex-Officio Members Mark Raper, JCL, MCL Stanley Welsh

Child Abuse Prevention Article

The Diocese works to educate both adults, and children in age appropriate ways, about the reality and danger of abuse in our society. We are continually seeking to improve our education methods and materials, which we must report to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) each year in an annual audit of diocesan Safe Environment programs around the country. Full Child Abuse Prevention Article

Resources for Parents

Abbreviations Internet Safey Symbols

Grooming Behaviors

Grooming Behaviors (PDF)

Leading a Workshop

Adult Safe Enviornment Training Program

The Diocese of Boise, in compliance with the U.S. Bishops’ “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People”, has established the training program below. Adult Safe Enviornment Training Program

Attendance Roster

Attendance Roster (PDF)

Introduction to CMG Connect Online Training

Introduction to CMG Connect Online Training (PDF)

Instructional Guides

Parish and School Audit Reporting Guidelines

Parish and School Audit Reporting Guidelines (PDF)

Parish Audit Report

Parish Audit Report (PDF)

School Audit Report

School Audit Report (PDF)

Protocol for Criminal Background Checks

Protocol for Criminal Background Checks (PDF)

Background Check Process with CICS

Background Check Process with CICS (PDF)

Guide To Employment/Volunteer Investigations

Guide To Employment/Volunteer Investigations (PDF)

Price Guide for Background Checks

Price Guide for Background Checks (PDF)

Report Misconduct

If you, or someone you know, is a victim of sexual misconduct by a person (clergy or lay person) acting on behalf of the Church, you are invited to make a report to the Diocese.


Call Pat at 208-488-8263 or 208-342-1311, Ext. 5157. You are also invited to contact the State of Idaho Child Protection Office at 1-855-552-5437.


CYAP Staff Information




Diocesan Pastoral  Center

1501 South Federal Way, Suite 400

Boise , Idaho 83705

Phone: (208) 342-1311

Fax: (208) 342-0224













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