Press Conference: Doe 1 Settlement and Child Protection Action Plan

(St. Paul, MN) – On Monday, October 13, 2014, St. Paul, Attorney Jeff Anderson and sexual abuse survivor Al Michaud, along with: Tim O’Malley, Director of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis; Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens and; Vicar General Rev. Charles Lachowitzer, came together to announce the settlement of the Doe 1 v. Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Diocese of Winona and Thomas Adamson civil lawsuit.

As part of this historic settlement, 17 child protection protocols have been implemented by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona. A copy of the protocols for the Archdiocese and Diocese of Winona are below, along with a letter from Doe 1.

“This child protection protocol, invested in by Doe 1, survivors and the Archdiocese, signals a new day and a new way for protection of children, healing of survivors, and full transparency and disclosure in a new way we’ve never seen,” said Attorney Jeff Anderson.