Child Protection Office

The Child Protection Office - North America is here to help you prevent and respond to concerns of child abuse in the U.S. and Canada.

We provide training for adults and children in the prevention and recognition of child abuse as well as help your team understand how to respond when it does occur. The NACPO is here to help you set up policies that deter abuse from happening thereby reducing your liability and creating a safer community.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about child abuse or would like to schedule a training for your community please contact us.

Website

safetemple.org

Address

Child Protection Office

PO Box 1438 Alachua, FL 32616

Meet The Team

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Lilasuka Dasi

 

Director

Lilasuka dasi has been serving as the Director of the Child Protection Office for North America since 2011 and with ISKCON child protection for the last 15 years. Previously she served as a Community Educator in Orange County, N.C., providing child abuse awareness training in Pre K through College level classrooms.

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Sri Radhika Dasi

CPO-Temple Liaison

Sri Radhika devi dasi, a disciple of H.H. Romapada Swami, lives in Chicago, Illinois. She has been serving as a local Child Protection Team member since 2006. Her education and work experience are in the field of Human Resources. As CPO-Temple Liaison, her focus is to assist temples in identifying areas where they are doing well in protecting children and areas that need improvement.

01

Screening

Get CPO clearance, criminal background checks and contact references to keep your temple safer and reduce liability

02

Child Protection Team

Guidelines for Role and Responsibilities of a Trained and Active Child Protection Team 

03

Reporting concerns

Report an allegation of child abuse to the CPO by emailing our office. All concerns of current child abuse or neglect should be reported to civil authorities.

Either call child protective services in the area of the allegation or 1-800-4-A-CHILD which is available 24/7 with translators in 170 languages. 

04

Education for adults & children

Holding child protection awareness training for all Management, staff/volunteers in positions of trust and residents should be done annually. This can be achieved through secular resources or devotees who are proficient in certain areas.

05

SAFE TEMPLE AWARD

Complete the 12 Steps to getting your temple the Safe Temple Award