As Christian adults, we have a moral and legal responsibility and are entrusted by God with the spiritual, emotional and physical well being of minors and vulnerable adults as they participate in activities within or sponsored by our Diocese. It is our responsibility and commitment to provide an environment which is safe and nurturing.
In order to achieve the above, the diocese has a Safe Environment Program that implements training, screening, background checks and other procedures that are designed to reduce the risk of sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults. Every parish, school and Diocesan agency has the program and each is responsible for program implementation and continuation.
Once you complete the initial process, you will be required to 'renew' your training annually. Renewal training consists of viewing Diocesan provided on-line training or attending a scheduled training session at our parish, or other Dallas Diocese parish, and submitting all accompanying documentation.
RENEWING VOLUNTEERS can find renewal training options by logging in here:
In-person Annual Renewal Sessions currently available in the Diocese:
TEEN VOLUNTEERS (those 6th grade thru 17 years old)
Teen Volunteers need to have both forms below turned in to the Parish Safety Ofiicer and must attend a Teen Safe Environment Training Session before they will be cleared to volunteer.
Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services (includes Child Protective Services): 24hr Toll-Free Family Violence Hotline: 1-800-252-5400
Office of the Attorney General- Child Abuse Resource Page
State of Texas Registered Sex Offender Database
Individuals with knowledge about violations of Diocesan policy should call the Chancellor or the Safe Environment Director of the Diocese at 214-528-2240, or they may write to them at The Diocese of Dallas, PO Box 190507 Dallas, TX 75219