Safe Environment


RC Volunteer Requirements

All our volunteers who are in contact with minors are required to apply for two levels of volunteer certification. 

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office for Child and Youth Protection requires background checks, fingerprinting and classroom education. Click here to learn more. 

The 2nd level of certification comes through RC Mission Network an additional background check through our 3rd party provider and 3-year volunteer certification.

Rapid Response Plan

The Legionaries of Christ are fully committed to maintaining a safe environment for minors in all of its houses, apostolic programs and ministries. The congregation will respond promptly and pastorally both to anyone bringing an allegation of sexual abuse as well as to the member subject of the report. 


The Legionaries of Christ seek to be transparent regarding the abuses committed by some of its members throughout its history. We want to contribute to the victim's healing and to promote safe environments that offer all possible guarantees for a future of zero abuse.

Child and youth protection

The policies and procedures implemented by the Legionaries of Christ are accredited by Praesidium, Inc. a national organization that works with religious and other institutions to establish and maintain rigorous standards for protecting children and vulnerable adults.

Praesidium, INC.

The Legionaries of Christ have engaged an outside organization,  experts in the field of  prevention of sexual abuse.