Office of Child and Youth Protection | Diocese of Lansing

Office of Child and Youth Protection

Protecting God's Children Awareness / Virtus Sessions - SCHEDULE



If you have been abused or victimized by someone representing the Catholic Church ...

Please believe in the possibility for hope and help and healing. We encourage you to come forward and speak out. Every diocese in the United States now has a Victim Assistance Coordinator who is available to obtain support for your needs, to help make a formal complaint of abuse to the diocese, and to arrange a personal meeting with the bishop or his representative if you desire.

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The Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Lansing is:

Cheryl Williams-Hecksel, LMSW
1-888-308-6252
cwilliamshecksel@dioceseoflansing.org


coordinador o coordinadora de asistencia a las víctimas Si has sido víctima de abuso por alguien que representa la Iglesia Católica…

Por favor, cree en la posibilidad de esperanza, y de ayuda y sanación. Te exhortamos a presentarte y declarar. Cada (arqui)diócesis/eparquía en Estados Unidos tiene ahora un coordinador o coordinadora de asistencia a las víctimas a quien puedes acudir para que te apoye en tus necesidades, te ayude a hacer una denuncia formal de abuso ante la (arqui)diócesis/eparquía, y a solicitar una reunión personal con el obispo o su representante, si así lo deseas. El coordinador o coordinadora de asistencia a las víctimas en tu (arqui)diócesis/eparquía es:

Cheryl Williams-Hecksel, LMSW
1-888-308-6252
cwilliamshecksel@dioceseoflansing.org


Diocese in Compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

Revision of the Statutes of the Review Board - June 29, 2015 


Background Check Release Form (rev. 11/03/14)

Parish Flowchart for Virtus Training and Criminal Background Check

School Flowchart for Virtus Training and Criminal Background Check

Virtus and Criminal Background Check Process Grid (rev. 8/2016)

Livescan Fingerprint Request Michigan State Police Form RI-030

Livescan Fingerprint Result Release Form

Livescan Vendors in Michigan

Documenting Background Checks

 

Forms for Schools:

How to request ICHAT Agency Code

How to set up an ICHAT Account

Noncriminal Justice Agency User Agreement (RI-087)

Noncriminal Justice Agency (NCJA) Local Agency Security Officer Appointment (LASO)


Newsletters

August 2016

September 2016

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016

January 2017

February 2017

 


Protecting God's Children

Michigan Department of Human Services (MDHS) Reporting Form

Reporting Abuse and Neglect


Resources & Information

Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (English)

Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (Spanish)

Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (Vietnamese)

Pre-Registration for Live Session of Protecting God’s Children

Online Training for Protecting God's Children (Virtus)

Virtus Certificate of Training

Virtus Retraining Sign-In Form

Praesidium Opt-out Form (send all pages to parents/guardians prior to training session)


Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Codigo De Conducta Para Cleros, Empleados, Y Voluntarios

Code of Conduct - Vietnamese


Guidelines for Overnight Trips with Youth and Teens

Internet Safety

Notice of Rights & Obligations of the Accused

Sexual Abuse Awareness & Compliance

Victim Assistance Coordinator

Michigan Child Project Registry


Criminal Background Information

Criminal Background Checks

Listed Offenses


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Child and Youth Protection

Safe Environment Coordinator, VIRTUS/Praesidium/Safe Sheep; Criminal Background Checks

Reba Sommer
Phone: 517-342-2551
Fax: 517-342-2505
rsommer@dioceseoflansing.org

Victim Assistance Coordinator

Cheryl Williams-Hecksel, LMSW
Phone: 1-888-308-6252
Fax: 517-342-2505
cwilliamshecksel@dioceseoflansing.org

Administrative Assistant

Lorraine Rogge
Phone: 517-342-2501
Fax: 517-342-2505

Protecting God's Children

Awareness Sessions for Adults

(duration of all sessions is 3 hours)

Friday, March 10, 2017
8:30 – 11:30am
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
955 Alton Road, East Lansing
Facilitator: Annie Kitching

Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:30am – 12:30pm
St. Paul Parish
111 North Howell Street , Owosso
Facilitator: Lynnette Coggins

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Holy Redeemer Parish
1227 East Bristol Road, Burton
Facilitator: Paul Schlegelmilch

Saturday, March 18, 2017
9:00am – 12:00pm
St. Elizabeth Parish
506 North Union Street, Tecumseh
Facilitator: Heather Marsh

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:00 - 9:00pm
St. Mary Church
807 St. Marys Blvd, Charlotte
Facilitator: Reba Sommer

Saturday, March 25, 2017
9:30am - 12:00noon
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
955 Alton Road, East Lansing
Facilitator: Annie Kitching

Thursday, March 30, 2017 
6:00 - 9:00pm
St. Gerard Church
4437 West Willow Hwy, Lansing
Facilitator: Raymond Rzepecki

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6:30pm – 9:30pm
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
955 Alton Road, East Lansing
Facilitator: Annie Kitching

 
For more information, contact:
Safe Environment Coordinator
Reba Sommer at 517-342-2551
 
 
Pre-register for a session at www.virtus.org.
 
Please do not call the hosting parish to pre-register.