The Leadership Team is pleased to announce that the Kansas City Province has successfully completed the accreditation process and has once again been certified as Praesidium Accredited, the highest honor in abuse prevention practices. This process is extremely important to us because it helps us realize our commitment to the protection of children and young people. The process requires that an independent team of specialists from Praesidium independently verify that the 2012 Edition of the Standards for Accreditation have been met. Praesidium specialists thoroughly reviewed our policies, conducted site visits, interviewed members of the Province, including our vocation and formation directors, members of the Provincial Council and members of our Review Board.
Our current accreditation will remain in effect for five years (July, 2013 – July, 2018). During this time, we will continue to uphold the stands of accreditation. We believe these standards demonstrate our resolve to protect those in our care from abuse and allow our members to be a healthy, faith-filled presence in the lives of the families and communities we serve.
The Leadership Team is especially grateful to Father Garry Richmeier, C.PP.S. for coordinating the Accreditation process for the province.