All Parishioners volunteering with the Youth of the Diocese and of our Parish must complete the Diocese-Mandatory Online Safe Environment Training & Background check. This training is conducted to protect our Youth, as well as our adult volunteers.
“The Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana is dedicated to ensuring a culture that is safe, open, welcoming and protective of all people and especially our children.
We cooperate with parents, civil authorities, educators, and community organizations to provide education and training for children, youth, parents, ministers, educators, volunteers and others about ways to make and maintain a safe environment for children and vulnerable adults.
The Diocese makes clear to clergy and members of the community the standards of conduct for clergy and other persons in positions of trust with regard to abuse.
The Diocese will evaluate the criminal history background of all diocesan, school and parish employees, as well as volunteers who have regular contact with minors. Specifically, they will utilize the resources of law enforcement and other community agencies.
Finally, all employees, as well as volunteers with any level of contact with youth will successfully complete safe environment training on a regular basis.”
-Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana, Safe Environment
Reporting an Incident
What Incidents Should be Reported?
Any incident that violates the Diocesan Code of Conduct regarding appropriate behavior with children by any person ministering on behalf of the Church.
Who Should Make Reports?
- Victims of Child Sexual Abuse by a person ministering on behalf of the Church
- Persons with a suspicion that a child may be sexually abused by a person ministering on behalf of the Church
- Persons concerned about violations about the Diocesan Code of Conduct regarding appropriate behavior with children by any person ministering on behalf of the Church.
For more information on how to report an incident, visit the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana web page.