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.
The Office of Child and Youth Protection is dedicated to upholding the U.S. Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People by supporting parishes and schools of the Diocese of Orange with all safe environment efforts, including fingerprinting services, background screening, safe environment training for adults and children and development and implementation of related policies.
WHO WE SERVE
WHAT WE PROVIDE
- Safe Environment training for all adults who work or volunteer with children and youth including clergy, as well as Safe Environment training for children
- Background screening and fingerprinting services for all priests, deacons, educators and all other adults working with children and youth in parishes and schools
- Training and support for parish and school sites in maintaining accurate records of fingerprinting and background screening and safe environment training
- Training and support for parish and school on-site Safe Environment trainers
If you have been a victim of sexual abuse by clergy or a church representative, please call the Diocesan Toll Free Reporting Line, 1-800-364-3064
Norma Aguero, Director
Kathy Ortiz, Assistant
Judy Jones, Custodian of Records