St. James Parish in compliance with the policies of the Diocese of Trenton is committed to the initiatives outlined in the United States Bishop's Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in regard to establishment of safe environments for the children and young people entrusted to the care of our community and the reporting and investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving minors.
As part of our efforts and in conformity with diocesan policy all adults whose employment, volunteering or ministry involves regular contact with minors must submit to a criminal background check through fingerprint analysis as determined by the Diocese of Trenton and a VIRTUS Awareness Training Program. VIRTUS, a three-hour session covers the scope and nature of child sexual abuse in addition to providing participants steps that caring adults can follow to protect children.
All children enrolled in our parish school or religious education program will participate in the RCL Family Life Series, the diocesan mandated safe environment program for children.
The Diocese of Trenton is committed to the initiatives outlined in the U.S. Bishop's Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in regard to the reporting and investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving minors.
If you have been sexually abused as a minor by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or if you know of someone who was, you can report that abuse through the diocesan Abuse Hotline.
To report the sexual abuse of minors call our hotline 1-888-296-2965 or email us at
Please note: The Diocese of Trenton reports any allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Anyone with an allegation is also encouraged to provide that information to local law enforcement authorities.