Children & Young People is an
Unswerving Commitment of the Roman Catholic
Diocese of Albany
The diocesan review board, functions as
a confidential consultative body to the bishop in discharging his
responsibilities. It consists of the following members:
Hon. Jaclyn A. Brilling
Rev. Geoffrey Burke, pastor of Our Lady of Assumption in Latham, NY.
Rev. Michael A. Farano, Administrator of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and former Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese
Kevin Glasheen, Esq.
Margaret A. Griffin, NP, MS, MA
Kathryn M. Martin, LMSW, CASAC, CPP.
Harvey Scherer, MD, Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Larry Wiest, Esq.
Among the review board
members are parents and grandparents in accordance with the policies
established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The review board will advise the bishop in his
assessment of allegations of sexual abuse of minors; review diocesan
policies for dealing with sexual abuse of minors; and offer advice on all
aspects of these cases, whether retrospectively or prospectively.
The Albany Diocese is currently following the policies and
procedures contained in the Norms adopted in Washington on November 13, 2002 after
consultation with Vatican officials and in the Charter for the Protection of
Children and Young People revised on November 13, 2002 to
conform to those norms.
The Charter and Norms will be further spelled
out on the web site in practices specific to the Albany Diocese when the
Norms have been formally approved by the Vatican .
wishing to report a complaint of clergy sexual misconduct in the Albany
Diocese is asked to contact: Assistance Coordinator at 518-453-6646.