Safe Environment Programs at Parishes and Catholic Schools

Many safe environment activities are conducted at parishes and Catholic schools throughout the archdiocese. Here is a partial list of those important activities:

  • Recruit and screen volunteers and employees
  • Track the Essential 3 for all volunteers and employees
  • Host VIRTUS safe environment training sessions
  • Ensure that all events at the parish or school follow policies and best practices for the safety of children and youth
  • Share safe environment information with parents, parishioners and others
  • Conduct and track personal safety lessons for children and youth
  • Report annually to OPCY regarding compliance with the Essential 3 and children and youth safety lesson requirements