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Michele Luciano

Phone: (814) 317-2614


The Office of Children and Youth Protection is responsible for implementing and overseeing the full Diocesan response to the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and compliance with the law. Through online and in-person educational training programs, presentations, and resource materials, the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will be able to assist church personnel in responding to the mandates of the Diocese’s safe environment policies. Additionally, the office organizes the annual audits required by the Charter, oversees required background screenings and training of church personnel consistent with the Diocesan safe environment policy, and assists in the internal investigation process relating to child abuse allegations involving church personnel. 



The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Office of Children and Youth Protection will sponsor a series of Safe Environment Training Sessions in August and September. Click here for more information.



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