The Office of Child and youth Protections supports the Bishop's commitment to create a safe environment throughout our parishes and schools so that children and youth are free to worship and learn without the threat of harm through the implementation of safeguards which protect the most vulnerable and aids in healing those who have been harmed int he past.
- Safe Environment training for all adults who work or volunteer with children and youth including clergy, as well as Safe Environment training for children.
- Background screening and fingerprinting services for all priests, deacons, educators and all other adults working with children and youth in parishes and schools.
- Training and support for parish and school sites in maintaining accurate records of fingerprinting and background screening and safe environment training.
- Training and support for parish and school on-site Safe Environment trainers.
Following our Diocesan Policies, all of our Parish Staff and Volunteers must complete this course to be active members of any Parish in Diocese of Orange.
Any questions, contact our Safe Environment Custodian, Shirley Burgos 949-951-8599.