Adolescent/Child Offenders

Specific mention in written policy on how to include an adolescent or child who has sexually abused or sexually assaulted another youth or child in congregational life.

Demonstrated by a written policy that at minimum includes review by committee members with expertise in adolescents, support for both families and young people and not allowing offending adolescent unsupervised time with other children in congregation activities.

NOTE FOR SMALL CONGREGATIONS without families with children or youth: Policy should specifically address that members who have children or adolescent relatives visiting the congregation who have had a history of sexually abusing or assaulting a child or youth must be supervised and in the company of that adult at all times.

Sample Policy for Adolescent Offender