Province of St. Albert the Great, USA

Praesidium Accredited

The Province of St. Albert the Great has a comprehensive plan to make sure that we minister responsibly and maintain an environment in our ministries that is safe for children and other vulnerable people. Our program is accredited through Praesidium, which assures us that we have achieved the highest standard in child abuse prevention, consistent with the directives articulated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Conference of Major Superiors of Men. Praesidium specialists have thoroughly reviewed the policies of the Province of St. Albert the Great, conducted site visits, interviewed members of the Province and members of our Review Board, and verified that the Standards for Accreditation have been met. To learn more about the process of accreditation, visit  Praesidium’s website.

On January 28, 2020, the Province was reaccredited meeting all 25 Praesidium standards of accreditation with no corrections or notations.

Getting Help

If you or someone you know has been abused by a Dominican friar, please contact one of our Victim Assistance Coordinators, Fr. Donald Goergen, OP or Dr. Michael Bland. Their contact information is given below.

Fr. Donald Goergen, OP
+1(312) 243-0011 x724
d.goergen@opcentral.org

Michael Bland, Psy.D., D.Min.
+1 (773) 404-8161
michael@blandtherapy.com

Dominican Province Center
1910 S. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608