In August 2002, following the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People by the United States bishops, the members of CMSM made a commitment to apply the charter and norms to religious institutes. Praesidium, an independent youth safety organization, worked with CMSM to develop Standards for Accreditation of religious institutes of men.

The standards have been updated by Praesidium every four years in consultation with CMSM.


Charter/Norms and Annual Reports (USCCB)

Vatican Documents

Additional Child Protection Resources

Diocesan Safe Environment and Victim Assistance Coordinators