Sacred Heart Parish

303 Paris Street, East Boston, MA 02128

Phone: (617) 567-5776

Fax: (617) 567-3042





Child Abuse Prevention (CAP)

The duties and responsibilities of the Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Team are:
  • Ensures that all parish staff and volunteers are fully trained in mandated reporting laws and the Protecting Godís Children program (VIRTUS).
  • Acts as a resource to the parish on issues of child abuse and neglect.
  • Responsible for training all new staff and volunteers in the parish.
  • Hosts a parishioner information night to explain its role and function.
  • Becomes a resource for feedback from the community on the effectiveness of the parish programs.
  • Provides consultation and support to anyone in the parish who has concerns about reporting child abuse/neglect.
  • Will be supported in its efforts by, and works in collaboration with, the Child Advocacy Office of the Archdiocese


Critical Contact Telephone Numbers

Massachusetts Department of Social Services

Regional Office: Esquire Building
50b Park Street,Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 822-4840  Fax: (617) 882-4849

Area Offices:
Boston, New Chardon Street Shelter
41 New Chardon Street
Boston, MA 02114

(617) 720-3611  Fax: (617) 723-7486

Baby Safe Haven Information and Resources 1-866-814-SAFE [7233]
Report Child Abuse or Neglect Child-At-Risk Hotline phone: 1-800-792-5200 (24 hours/day)
Roman Catholic Archdiocese Office of Child Advocacy
Deacon Anthony Rizzuto phone: 617-746-5994
Office of Child Advocacy, Oversight and Implementation Home Page
Office of Healing and Assistance Mrs. Barbara Thorp
  617-244-9603 or 1-866-244-9603



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