Copies of this policy and its procedures shall be made available to all governing body and entity offices. It is intended as guidance for churches, middle governing bodies, and related entities and if properly implemented by them can be used by church members, church officers employees, and volunteers. This is a policy of the General Assembly of the PC(USA), which governs and protects employees of the General Assembly Mission Council and the Office of the General Assembly. This policy and its procedures should be made available to persons who accuse others of misconduct, including those who are or claim to be victims of sexual misconduct and their families. Other governing bodies of the PC(USA) may use this policy as a guide to develop their own policies and procedures related to sexual misconduct.