Safe Environment

The Capuchin Province of St. Conrad is committed to protecting minors and vulnerable adults. In 2018, then Provincial Minister, Fr. Christopher Popravak, and the Provincial Council commissioned a comprehensive independent audit of the province’s personnel files in order to ensure the fullest transparency possible. Our membership is accredited by Praesidium, an organization providing risk management assessment, consultation, policy development and training materials for the prevention of sexual misconduct and appropriate response to allegations.

The Province is regularly updated and audited by Praesidium to ensure the Province’s adherence to the standards set forth by the Conference of the Major Superiors of Men (CMSM). Below you will find links to helpful information and resources:

2019 Independent Audit Report
Provincial Policy on Sexual Misconduct

A Guide for Victims of Sexual Abuse

2020 CMSM Instruments of Hope & Healing with Standards of Accreditation

The above diagram reflects the number of friars with credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor occurring within that decade.