Sexual Misconduct Response Team

Sexual Misconduct Response Team

The Sexual Misconduct Response Team (SMRT) under the direction of the Committee on Ministry is responsible for holding Sexual Misconduct Prevention Trainings every 3 years (or sooner for new Presbytery members and staff) for all Presbytery staff, as well as pastors and lay people in churches who work with children and youth. It is our desire to ensure that our pastors and churches be in compliance with our Presbytery policy.

Pastors And Sessions:

 We would strongly recommend that you work with your insurance company to make sure that all the leaders in your church who work with children and youth are properly trained and that you have Safe Church policies in place in accordance with the General Assembly mandate and your insurance company’s requirements.

Our Stated Clerk keeps confidential training records on all Pastors to assure they are in compliance with our policy. If you are a pastor and are unsure of your training date, please call the Stated Clerk. If you are a new pastor, and you have a certificate of training from your previous Presbytery within the last 12 months, please send a copy to the Stated Clerk upon your entry into the Presbytery as you are required to have training as soon as possible after you join.

Sexual Misconduct Response Team Documents

Name Version Last Modified Download
Sexual Misconduct Response Team
SMRT Training Resources
1.0 06-06-2022 9:51 Download
SMRT Acknowledgement Form
1.0 06-06-2022 9:52 Download
Sexual Misconduct Prevention Policy
2017 11-03-2020 12:01 Download
1.0 09-21-2020 11:00 Download
Sample Misconduct Policy from Grace Presbyterian Church
1.0 09-21-2020 11:04 Download
Sample Misconduct Policy from Calvary Presbyterian
1.0 09-21-2020 11:01 Download
Sample Child and Youth Protection Policy of Grace Presbyterian
1.0 09-21-2020 11:04 Download
Misconduct Policy from PCUSA
1.0 09-21-2020 11:03 Download
Misconduct Allegation Flow Chart
1.1 11-25-2020 9:57 Download

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