1184 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 585-3300 Fax: (808) 521-8428
Roman Catholics

Roman Catholic Church in the state of hawaii

Diocese of Honolulu

Witness to Jesus

Diocesan Offices

Diocesan Offices

Safe Environment - Child and Youth Protection

Safe Environment Page Guide

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The Office of Safe Environment

The Office of Safe Environment is responsible for implementing and overseeing the full Diocesan response to the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (The Charter). By providing online and in-person educational training programs, presentations and resource materials, we are able to assist church personnel in responding to the mandates of The Charter. In addition, this office organizes the annual audits required by The Charter and, with the offices of Human Resources, and Clergy, oversees background screening of adults who have ongoing, unsupervised contact with minors, and the internal investigation process relating to child abuse allegations involving church personnel. 

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Staff

Kristin Leandro - Director, Safe Environment
kleandro@rcchawaii.org
Phone: (808) 203-6719 
Fax: (808) 261-7022 (Attn: Safe Environment)

 

Location

Roman Catholic Church in the State of Hawaii
St. Stephen Diocesan Center
6301 Pali Hwy.
Kaneohe, HI 96744

 

Support and Services for Adults

The Victim Assistance Coordinator provides support and services for adult survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy, religious or church workers of the Diocese of Honolulu. The Victim Assistance Coordinator will provide:

  • An immediate and confidential meeting with the victim of abuse to assess personal needs and preferences for treatment.
  • Assistance in obtaining the services of mental health professionals trained in the area of sexual abuse victimization by qualified providers.
  • Assistance in providing or presenting your report to the Diocese of Honolulu, and arranging visits or meetings with  officials of the diocese so that they can act upon your report.
  • The coordination of any support services, resources or other services which directly enhance your ability to  maintain a level of emotional well-being, while maintaining contact with you throughout the counseling and healing process.

Staff

Elizabeth Lyons, MFT
Victim Assistance Coordinator
Email Elizabeth
(808) 527-4604 Oahu

Location

Catholic Charities Hawaii
1822 Keeaumoku Street
Honolulu, HI 96822 

State of Hawai'i: Child Welfare Services

Hawaii Guide for Mandated Reporters(pdf)

Hawaii Mandated Reporter Checklist (pdf)

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry

Safeguarding God's Children (pdf)