Trinity Catholic School abides by the Child Abuse Law of New York State. This law mandates that all cases of suspected abuse and/or neglect be reported to Child Protective Services.
The information for how to report child abuse in the state of New York is listed below:
- Agency: Office of Children and Family Services
- State Statutes: http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menuf.cgi
- Statute Citation: N.Y. Soc. Serv. § 415
- Procedure: Contact hotline
- Hotline: 1-800-342-3720
Trinity Catholic also follows the regulations put forth by the Diocese of Ogdensburg from VIRTUS. “Virtus is the brand name that identifies best practices programs designed to help prevent wrongdoing and promote “rightdoing” within religious organizations. The VIRTUS programs empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church.” You can get more information about Virtus by going to their website: http://www.virtus.org/virtus/virtus_description.cfm