Safe Environment

As Pallottine Fathers and Brothers, we believe that nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of children, teens, families and vulnerable adults.

Our stance is that the sexual abuse of a minor by our priests or brothers, employees and volunteers is contrary to Catholic morals, doctrine and canon law.  It is NEVER acceptable.  It is entirely the responsibility of the Member to maintain appropriate emotional, physical and sexual boundaries with those with whom he works and/or serves.

The Pallottine Fathers and Brothers respond with great care to all allegations and reports of sexual abuse.  To ensure that we handle each report promptly, thoroughly and compassionately we have established an Office of Pastoral Outreach.  Through the Survivor Assistance Coordinator of this office, along with independent professionals and independent investigators, we will respond swiftly to evaluate and investigate any accusation of sexual abuse by a Member.

The Pallottine Fathers and Brothers, consistent with the directives of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, has also established a Review Board.  This interdisciplinary board of lay professionals advises the Institute on all matters related to sexual misconduct.

Any Member who has been found to have an established allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against him will be removed from ministry and placed under restrictions to ensure he does not have unsupervised access to minors.

It is our firm belief that Members must maintain appropriate boundaries with minors.  We call upon those with knowledge of a Member's inappropriate behavior (whether past or present) to come forward with this information to prevent further harm.  In short, we ask everyone to join with us to protect the safety of children, youth, women and men; and with firm determination, to promote healing where there is pain.

If you believe a Member has violated the emotional or sexual boundaries of someone, we urge you to report such behavior immediately to the Major Superior, and/or the Pastoral Outreach Office.  Your case will be handled with the strictest sensitivity and confidentiality.  The contact information is:

Major Superior
Very Rev. Joseph Koyickal, SAC
5424 W. Bluemound Rd.
Milwaukee, WI  53208
414-259-0688 ext 150
[email protected]

Pastoral Outreach Office
Rev. Leon Martin, SAC
145 S. 76th St.
Milwaukee, WI  53214
414-259-0688 ext 155
[email protected]

IF YOU SUSPECT THAT A MINOR IS BEING ABUSED,
REPORT IT DIRECTLY TO THE CIVIL AUTHORITIES. 
YOU CAN FIND STATE RELATED REPORTING INFORMATION AT 
www.childwelfare.gov

You may also contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator of the diocese in which you live
for assistance and support in making a report.

 

We are members in good standing and accredited by Praesidium, Inc.