Protecting God’s Children for Adults

Providing a safe environment for our students is the top priority at St. Peter’s. Every adult (age 18+) who works on our campus or volunteers with our students is required to complete a background check as well as a three-hour class called “Virtus Protecting God’s Children for Adults.” This is mandated for adults who are in contact with children, either at school events and activities or through any school-sponsored event or activity.

Visit the diocesan website for the Office of Children and Youth Protection for more information.
Learn more about the mandated training for adults in contact with children here.
Click here to schedule your training for “Virtus Protecting God’s Children for Adults.”

Diocesan Ombudsman

Jennifer Valenti: (816) 812-2500

Diocesan Victim Advocate

Kathleen Chastain: (816) 392-0011

Reporting Suspected Abuse

The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is committed to combatting sexual abuse in the Church. If you are a victim of sexual abuse, or if you observe or suspect sexual abuse:

  1. Call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline at 1 (800) 392-3738 (if the victim is currently under the age of 18), and
  2. Contact your local law enforcement agency or call 911, and
  3. After reporting to these civil and law enforcement authorities, report suspected sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult to the Diocesan Ombudsman, Jenifer Valenti, at (816) 812-2500 or, if the abuse involves a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

The Diocese has a sincere commitment to providing care and healing resources to victims of sexual abuse and their families. Please contact the Victim Advocate, Kathleen Chastain, at (816)392-0011 or for more information.

Questions or concerns?

Carrie Cooper, Director,


St. Patrick Parish & School                   School Phone: 816-453-0971
1401 NE 42nd Terrace          
Kansas City, MO 64116                            Parish Office: 816-453-5510            

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