On September 9, 2009 our Province adopted a revised Code for Ministerial Behavior in which each Confrere was required to familiarize himself with this Policy and agreed to abide by it.  In addition, the Eastern Province was reaccredited in November 2013 by Praesidium, Inc., the agency recommended by the Conference of Major Superiors regarding child protection.  And of course, behind the Praesidium certification is the mandate of the United States Bishops that all priests be further educated on this topic and commit to the relevant policies.