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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. 

  • 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 mraper@rcdb.org. 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 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)
BISHOP PETER'S NOTE

The Office of Child, Youth, and Adult Protection Information

Bishop Peter Christensen’s

Decree of Promulgation

Background Check Form

Circle of Grace - Youth Safe Environment Training

Safe Environment Training for Adults

Policies & Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT WE DO

Safe Environment Resources

CYAP RESOURCES
  • 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 mraper@rcdb.org. 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 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)
  • 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 mraper@rcdb.org. 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 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)
  • 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 mraper@rcdb.org. 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 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)

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 Office of Child, Youth, and Adult Protection at (208) 350-7557 or        208-342-1311, Ext. 5157. You are also invited to contact the State of Idaho Child Protection Office at 1-855-552-5437.

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REPORT MISCONDUCT
STAFF INFORMATION

CYAP Staff Information

Diocesan Pastoral Center

FAX: (208) 342-0224

1501 S. FEDERAL WAY, SUITE 400, BOISE, ID 83705

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