Joy T. Melton is available for risk management consultations with individual congregations and youth service organizations. In addition to authoring these two texts on church risk management published by Discipleship Resources -

  • Safe Sanctuaries: Reducing the Risk of Abuse of Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults (2008)
  • Safe Sanctuaries for Ministers: Best Practices and Ethical Decisions (2009)

Ms. Melton has a new book to be released by Discipleship Resources in September 2012, Safe Sanctuaries: The Church Responds to Abuse and Exploitation of Older Adults.

Ms. Melton is a frequent speaker and teacher at seminars across the nation addressing both the legal issues associated with ministering to children, youth, and older adults, and practical advice about preventing abuse.

Through her efforts Ms. Melton has assisted countless churches and organizations in developing Safe Sanctuaries policies and procedures designed to prevent abuse and minimize risk to children,  youth, and older adults, and those who volunteer in these organizations.

Ms. Melton’s consultation with your group will be tailored to your specific needs and circumstances. Email her for more information, available dates, and fees.