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Youth Protection

Policies and principles to assure a safe environment for youth.

Youth Protection

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NFCYM Policies and Practices

The vast majority of those who are called to ministry or ordained for service in the church live a committed effort to follow in Christ’s footsteps. It is our hope that the publication and integration of these practices and policies into the life of our organization will allow us all to continue to serve as a community of faith, living the love poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit. It is our expectation that each person who reads these practices and policies will accept personal responsibility for adherence to them. It is our belief that God’s goodness and grace supports this work and those called to service as our partners in ministry.

Safeguarding God's Children
NFCYM Policies for Protecting Young People

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Special Excerpts

National Catholic Youth Conference Emergency and Crisis Response Manual

Read the Entire Text of the Third Edition (Updated August 2009) PDF icon (398KB)

The NFCYM strives to be consistent with Catholic Church teaching in all its content. On this website you will find links to outside resources, including some from non-church organizations. These links do not constitute an endorsement by NFCYM of all content on these sites and none should be inferred. The NFCYM is not responsible for the content of these outside organization’s websites.

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