Youth Protection

Safe Environment Program Framework for Youth Protection

In 2003, Bishop Gettelfinger authorized implementation of the diocesan Safe Environment Program - Framework for Youth Protection. The program mandates that all individuals who are representative of the Catholic Diocese of Evansville, and who are engaged in ministry to children and young people (including volunteers), must be willing to agree to background checks and educational programs designed to stem abuse against children and young people. To comply with diocesan requirements:

New volunteers

1) Must have a background check, 2) Attend a training session, 3) Read the Best Practices for Pastoral Conduct - and certify with a signature that they have done so

Repeat Volunteers

1) Must re-read the Best Practices for Pastoral Conduct, sign and turn in the form to the parish

2) Limited criminal background checks are done on volunteers every five years or if a person has not volunteered for two consecutive years.

Please contact Deacon Jay VanHoosier with any questions at (812)-490-1000

Click here for a link to the Diocese of Evansville website for additional information on training dates, Best Practices for Pastoral Conduct and more.