Child and Youth Protection, Office of
The Office of Child and Youth Protection supports the Bishop’s commitment to create a safe environment throughout our parishes and schools so that children and youth are free to worship and learn without the threat of harm through the implementation of safeguards which protect the most vulnerable and aids in healing those who have been harmed in the past. This department serves parishes and schools by assisting them in responding to the mandates of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
- Safe Environment training and education for children, youth, parents, ministers, educators volunteers and others
- Background screening/fingerprinting services for all priests, deacons, educators and all other adults who work with children and youth in parish or school programs
- Training and support for parish and school sites in maintaining accurate records of background screening and Safe Environment
Norma Aguero, Director
Kathy Ortiz, Administrative Assistant
Judy Jones, Custodian of Records