De Smet Jesuit High School is deeply committed to ensuring the safety, security and well-being of its students, faculty and staff, as well as alumni, parents and guests who participate in on campus events and activities. The school does not tolerate discrimination, sexual abuse, sexual activity, hazing or bullying, whether perpetrated by adults or students.
Providing the safest environment for students to learn and thrive is a top priority. De Smet Jesuit conducts regular background checks on employees and maintains records of visitors who come to campus during the school day.
All employees and non-employed coaches and moderators are required to complete Protecting God’s Children, an education program sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Louis focused on providing a safe and secure environment.
Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance. Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:
Executive Director, Office of Child & Youth Protection
Missouri Department of Social Services
Children’s Division Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline
If you believe that you, or someone you know, has been a victim of abuse involving a Jesuit, you are encouraged to contact law enforcement and the Coordinator of Pastoral Support and Outreach for the Jesuits, Carol Zarinelli Brescia, MSW, LCSW, at 314-915-7168 or firstname.lastname@example.org.