The policies of the Archdiocese on sexual misconduct and child protection are mandatory for to every institution of the Archdiocese. These policies are designed to assist the institutions of the Archdiocese in administering the program, and to provide uniformity and stability in the way the program is being implemented.
The Archdiocesan Policy on Sexual Misconduct has been fully revised. It can be downloaded here.
A summary of this policy can be found here. The policy summary is also available in Spanish aquí.
The policies of the Safe Environment Office can be downloaded here.
Summary of Policies
All prospective staff members in any Archdiocesan institution, whether paid or volunteer, whose position or duties involve contact with minors, must:
- Complete the Screening Process (including submitting to a background check with clear results);
- Abide by the Safe Environment Policies, the Policy on Sexual Misconduct, and the Code of Conduct; and
- Complete the Safe Environment Training appropriate to their position.
The Screening Process — including the background check — must be completed before a person starts work. The appropriate training must be completed within 45 days of commencing their duties. If a program is scheduled to last for less than 45 days (e.g., vacation bible schools, summer camps, etc.), all new personnel must complete both Safe Environment requirements before the program begins.
If any person fails to satisfy the Safe Environment requirements by the appropriate date, they may not come into contact with minors in any program or activity of the Archdiocese or any of its parishes or institutions until they complete the Safe Environment requirements.