Safe Environment

Protecting Vulnerable Individuals: Our Diocese's Commitment

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.

Safe Environment Clearing Process

Any staff member or volunteer working with children must be Safe Environment cleared. This requires several steps:

1.Complete the Our Screening Form

2. Training 
A link to training will be forwarded once the Diocesan Screening Form is received.

3. Interview
This must be conducted in person at the respective office location after above steps have been completed. 

Find Support

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Tel:  800 252 5400
(if an emergency call 911)

Contact Us at the Diocese of Dallas

Ms. Brenda Martinez
Safe Environment Director
214 379 2812

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