Diocesan Safe Environment Program

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Child & Youth Protection


Victim Assistance Program:
A Compassionate Response to Sexual Abuse

Programa de Asistencia a las Victimas:
Una Respuesta Compasiva al Abuso Sexual

Contact Information

Should you suspect that a child has been abused or neglected, please contact these 24-hour hotline numbers:

Department of Children and Family Services
(800) 252-2873

Diocesan Victim Assistance Hotline
(309) 677-7082

Diocesan Contacts
Msgr. James Kruse, Vicar General
(309) 671-1550

Press Releases and News Articles

New Diocesan Safe Environment Program Announced
The Catholic POST - August 3, 2008

New Safe Environment Effort
The Catholic POST - August 24, 2008

Catholic Diocese of Peoria Policies & Procedures

  • Communications Policy - Rev. 2008
  • Bullying Prevention Policy - Rev. 9/2007
  • Harassment Policy - Rev. 3/2008
  • Sexual Abuse Allegation Policy - Rev. 9/2018
  • Pastoral Code of Conduct - Rev. 7/2013
  • Volunteer Code of Conduct Form - Rev. 7/2013


Safe environment training for adult employees and volunteers who have contact with minors is a key element of the U.S. Bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The Diocese of Peoria has recently unveiled a new training program for adults. The new program, available at https://peoria.cmgconnect.org, is designed to help adults know what to look for in children that might indicate that they are victims of abuse and what behavior to look for in adults that might indicate abusive behavior with children. The program also covers diocesan safe environment policies, standards of conduct, and how to report suspected abuse or neglect. Completion of the training program is required for all personnel (employees and volunteers) of the parishes, schools, and agencies of the Diocese of Peoria who have contact with minors.

For more information, contact your local parish/school/institution.

Incardinated Priests of the Diocese of Peoria

Removed From Ministry Due to Allegations of Abuse of a Minor before 2002

Incardinated Priests in other Dioceses/Religious Orders

Removed From Ministry Due to Allegations of Abuse of a Minor

Toussaint Perron, Order of White Fathers

Samuel Pusateri, Order of St. Benedict, Peru, Illinois

Kenneth Roberts, Diocese of Dallas, Texas

John Turnbull, The Franciscan Friars, Province of St. John the Baptist, Cincinnati, Ohio

While the Diocese of Peoria has endeavored to make a complete and accurate disclosure, the information on this page is subject to change as additional information is received.

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