Denver Newsroom, Jun 29, 2021 / 17:01 pm
The bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts has announced the appointment of two social workers to lead an independent task force responding to sex abuse.
Bishop William Byrne, who took the helm in Springfield in Dec. 2020, announced Monday that clinical social worker Irene Woods and Orlando Isaza, a social worker and community activist would co-chair the task force. The goal of the task force is to draft a report on how the diocese can better respond to cases of sex abuse.
The task force had originally been chaired by retired Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Daniel Ford.
Woods, formerly vice-chair of the task force, is the founding executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Franklin County and North Quabbin, and serves on the city of Greenfield’s domestic violence task force, the Greenfield Recorder reported.