Msgr. Robert Smith

Vicar General

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Fax 814-824-1128

Mrs. Karen Streett


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Fax 814-824-1181

Dr. Robert Nelsen

Victim Assistance Coordinator

Gannon University

109 University Square, Erie, PA  16541

Phone: 814-871-7723, E-mail:

Inservice and Training Schedules

Parish/School Adult Inservice Opportunities

Diocesan Policies and Procedures

Policy for the Protection of Children

Code of Conduct

Communications Policy

Diocesan Review Board

Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests and Deacons

Advisory Statement for the Report of Sexual Misconduct

Victim Assistance:

Ministry Profile – Victim Assistance Coordinator

Meet Dr. Robert Nelsen, Victim Assistance Coordinator

District Attorneys by County

Children and Youth Agencies by County

Forms: Report of Suspected Child Abuse

CY-47 Click to download form and complete by hand. To complete this form online, visit and click on the link, CY-47 Form online, in box on right side of page. Assistance will be provided to complete this form online.

CY 47D (for school employees suspected of abuse)

Safe Environment Programs

Employees and Volunteers
"Creating a Safe Environment"

Intent for Compliance Statement

Application for Adults Working with Children and Youth

Educator Application (SCHOOLS only)

Quik-Check Chart - Who Needs What Documentation?

PA State Police Criminal Record Check

PA Department of Human Services Child
Abuse History Clearance and Waiver

Federal Criminal Record Check

Request for Criminal History Record Information—(CHRI) SCHOOLS only

Arrest Conviction Report and Certification form—SCHOOLS only

Offenses Prohibiting Employment

Scout Leaders and Clearances

Mandated Reporter Compliance Document

Occasional Volunteers List

Occasional Volunteer Conduct Form

Confidential Reference Form

Volunteer Driving Information Sheet


Guidelines and Authorization for Use of Child/Youth Name, Likeness and/or Photographic Image

Annual Report Forms
for Child Protection Compliance

These forms CANNOT be submitted
electronically. Please download, fill out
and fax or mail to diocesan office.

Parish Instructions

Parish Annual Report Form

School Instructions

School Annual Report Form

Additional Resources

List of Child Protection Web sites and Hotline Telephone Numbers (Contains topics listed below)
Provides excellent information for child protection online (Internet safety) and off.

  • Reporting Hotlines and Cyber Crime
  • Child Abuse/Child Protection Information
  • Internet Safety Information for Parents
  • ...For Kids and Teens
  • Internet Filtering Software
  • Media Information
  • Miscellaneous Information

Youth Confidential Release Form

Brochure: Frequently Asked Questions about Child Abuse

Brochure: Frequently Asked Questions about the Child Abuse Policy

Web page updated April 2015

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