MISSIONARY OBLATES US PROVINCE EARNS HIGHEST HONOR FOR ABUSE PREVENTION PRACTICES AND RESPONSE
The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate United States Province has been awarded Praesidium Accreditation® by Praesidium, Inc., the leader in abuse risk management. Praesidium Accreditation® confirms that an individual order or congregation has been found by an independent team of specialists to meet or exceed all Standards for Accreditation.
To attain accreditation, the province underwent an extensive educational process and rigorous assessment to clarify their responsibilities, identify best practices, and evaluate the extent to which they are meeting these defined standards. Each accreditation standard was independently verified by Praesidium, Inc.
The US Province was found to be in compliance with the highest current national standards for protecting children. They have acted upon the call for more accountability and transparency in how to protect children, handle allegations of sexual abuse, reach out to victims, and supervise members who have sexually abused.
The province is accredited for five years, and during this time will uphold fundamental values and stringent safety practices that demonstrate their commitment to protecting those they serve from abuse.
Praesidium, Inc. is an international leader in abuse risk management and has helped thousands of organizations over the last two decades. More information about Praesidium Accreditation® is available at PraesidiumInc.com or by calling 800.743.6354.