Child and Youth Protection

Child and Youth ProtectionSexual misconduct is contrary to the fundamental dignity of each and every human person, to the values of the Gospel, and to the teachings of the Church. Yet, as an assembly of believers who are sinners, we who form the Church are not immune from the pervasive societal reality of sexual abuse.

The sexual abuse of minors by clergy has caused intense distress, concern, confusion and disillusionment. Sexual abuse by clergy or other personnel of the diocese is wrong and is not tolerated.

The Diocese of Santa Rosa is responsible to see that everyone under its care, especially children and youth, are safe and in no danger from being victimized by sexual misconduct.

If you or someone you know has been harmed by sexual misconduct by clergy or other Church personnel or if you have reason to believe such abuse is currently occurring, we urge you to contact us so we can help.


Anyone wishing to contact the Diocese of Santa Rosa about allegations of sexual misconduct should contact:

Julie Sparacio
Victims Assistance Coordinator
P.O. Box 1297
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
707.566.3308
Email - jsparacio@srdiocese.org


 > Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People


 > Diocesan Response to the Charter


 > Diocesan Policy for the Protection of Children and Young People


 Code of Conduct


 > Victim Assistance


> Safe Environment


> Fingerprint Policy


> Live Scan Requirements


> How to Report Child Abuse


> Circle of Grace