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Office of Child and Youth Protection (OCYP)


The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is committed to combatting sexual abuse in the Church.  If you are a victim of sexual abuse, or if you observe or suspect sexual abuse:  

1. Call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline at 1.800.392.3738 (if the victim is currently under the age of 18), and

2.  Contact your local law enforcement agency or call 911, and

3.  After reporting to these civil and law enforcement authorities, report suspected sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult to the Diocesan Ombudsman, Jenifer Valenti, at 816.812.2500 or, if the abuse involves a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

 The Diocese has a sincere commitment to providing care and healing resources to victims of sexual abuse and their families.  Please contact the Victim Advocate, Kathleen Chastain at 816.392.0011 or for more information. 

Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Holy See – Vatican Website

 Vatican Library

Documents of the Second Vatican Council

Code of Canon Law

The Catholic Encyclopedia (New Advent)

USCCB – New American Bible, Revised Edition – Daily Readings

Missouri Catholic Conference 


New Advent

Catholic Answers

American Catholic

Creighton University – Online Ministries
    (Daily Reflections, Weekly Guide to Daily prayer)      


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