If you would like to volunteer for Saint Clement Parish, and will work with children, there are specific requirements that must be met in order to do so: Visit the Archdiocese of Chicago website for more information and forms:
All volunteers who work with children must:
- Attend a VIRTUS/Protecting God's Children Workshop
- Complete a Background Check through VIRTUS
- Read, sign, and turn-in a copy of the Code of Conduct Form
- Complete a Child Abuse & Neglect Tracking System Form (CANTS)
- Complete the Mandated Reporter Training
To report child abuse
Call the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873)
To report an allegation of abuse to the Archdiocese of Chicago contact Leah McCluskey, Director of the Office for Child Abuse Investigations and Review at 1-800-994-6200 or 312-534-5205.
You may also send written correspondence to:
Leah McCluskey, MSW, LSW, Director
Office for Child Abuse Investigations & Review
Archdiocese of Chicago
Post Office Box 1979
Chicago, Illinois 60690-1979
Helping with your healing journey
If you are a victim of sexual abuse by any Archdiocese of Chicago personnel including clergy, the Office for Assistance Ministry would like to help you on your healing journey. Their mission is to provide pastoral care, support, and resources to victims-survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones in their efforts to achieve psychological, emotional, and spiritual healing.
For more information about the Office of Assistance Ministry, visit the offices' page on the Archdiocesan website.