Glenmary Receives Highest Honor In Abuse Prevention Practices and Response

Posted: 7/10/2013


CINCINNATI, July 10, 2013—Glenmary Home Missioners has been awarded Praesidium AccreditationTM by Praesidium, the national leader in abuse risk management. Praesidium Accreditation confirms that an individual order or congregation has been found by an independent team of specialists to meet or exceed all Standards for Accreditation.

To attain accreditation, Glenmary underwent a long educational process and a rigorous assessment to clarify their responsibilities, identify best practices, and evaluate the extent to which they are meeting these defined standards. Each accreditation standard was independently verified by Praesidium.

Glenmary was found to be in compliance with the highest current national standards for protecting children. They have acted upon the call to more accountability and transparency in how to protect children, handle allegations of sexual abuse, reach out to victims, and supervise members who have sexually abused.

Glenmary will be accredited for five years, and during this time will uphold fundamental values and stringent safety practices that demonstrate their commitment to protecting those they serve from abuse.

Glenmary is a Catholic society of priests and brothers who, along with lay coworkers, work to establish a Church presence in counties throughout the South and Appalachia where there is not Church presence. The missionary society was first accredited by Praesidium in 2006.

Praesidium is the national leader in abuse risk management and has worked with thousands of companies worldwide for over 20 years. More information about Praesidium Accreditation is available at