What is the Safe Environment Program?

INTRODUCTION 

Because of the gravely serious nature of allegations of child abuse and sexual misconduct by Church personnel including volunteers, it is important that all diocesan personnel be informed about diocesan policy on the prevention of any such abuse and about the procedures that are followed when reports of child abuse or sexual misconduct by Church personnel are received. In addition, this booklet provides information on other procedures to promote a safe environment for diocesan entities.

 PURPOSE 

  • The Catholic Diocese of Dallas has a program to reduce the risk of abuse in order to:
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for minors and vulnerable adults in the faith communities within our Diocese.
  • Assist the Diocese in evaluating a person’s suitability to work with minors or vulnerable adults.
  • Satisfy the concerns of parents and staff members.
  • Provide a system to respond to victims and their families, as well as the accused.
  • Protect against the possibility of false accusations against clergy, employees and volunteers.
  • Reduce the risk exposure of the parishes and the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.

To learn more, visit: Safe Environment – Catholic Diocese of Dallas

SAFE ENVIRONMENT Renewals:
  • For 2021, no in-person renewal training available.
  • We will have classes periodically for renewals. (To be announced)
  • Required every year
  1. Visit website: http://dallas.setanet.org/
  2. Go to: “My Obligations”
  3. Enter and update your information
  4. Complete one of the available classes, and pass a quiz with a score of 70% or better
SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROCEDURES for New Volunteers:

SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROCEDURES for New Volunteers:

To meet the safety environment requirements of the diocese, there are several steps to COMPLETE:

  1. Fill out this online screening form and turn in the release form: https://dallas.setanet.org/screening.php

a. For Ministry Info, please choose “Volunteer”

b. For Location, please choose “Mother of Perpetual Help Parish — Garland

Be careful, “Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish — Dallas” This is NOT us!

c. For Position, please choose “Volunteer”

d. For Title, please type in “Thanh Nien”

e. Since you do not have safety environment records anywhere, please choose the option “I am not a registered member of any location.”

f. References: Provide 3 non-family persons you know for more than 3 years. The church will call to verify, so please have correct phone # and inform your references.

g. Please read and acknowledge that you read the policy documents below upon completing the screening form.

  1. Read the Safe Environment Program.
  1. Read the Read Sexual Misconduct Policy.
  1. Read the Social Media Policy.
  1. Interview: Interviews will be available on training days or per request.
  1. Attend an Initial Training at ONE of the Locations/Times below:

a. Location: Trung Tâm Thánh An Phong/Alphonsus Building

Date and Time: Classes(TBA) To Be Announced

b. Schedule class with our Safety team.

c. You can take the initial class at any parish in the diocese.

Click on this link for more info: http://dallas.setanet.org/classes.php
Once complete, bring the certificate to our church and give it to Chị Chi in our KGD office.

  1. When you are cleared with the Safe Environment Program, you can wear a Picture Badge when you are teaching/serving the church and youth.

Please complete ALL steps before September of each year if possible.

Every year, you are REQUIRED to attend one renewal Safe Environment Training.

Contact Information: Mother of Perpetual Help Parish — Garland Safety Environment Team

Chị Chi Ngô

Chị Thanh Nga

  • After reading the Safe Environment Program, Sexual Misconduct Policy, and Social Media Policy documents provided in links above, acknowledge the policies when filling out online screening form.
  • Sign to acknowledge the policies if requested by Safety team.