Safe Environment


Safe Environment Training

We can all be part of the solution--- together we can prevent child abuse.  All clergy, consecrated men and women and employees, are required to take Safe Environment Training annually.  In addition, all volunteers providing ministerial service in private homes or other facilities and/or administering service must be trained annually. 

In the Diocese of Phoenix all volunteers must complete a safe environment training foundation class.  The current foundation training program is “Protecting God's Children for Adults.”  “Protecting God's Children for Adults” is a 3 hour program which provides steps that each one of us can take to prevent child sexual abuse. As a component of the training, all volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Application and Code of Ethics.

After taking the Safe Environment foundation course, a renewal training (approximately 15 minutes) is offered for all subsequent years.  This training is offered through in-class sessions or through online training.  The current renewal training program is "Renewing Our Commitment."

 If you have already completed the foundation class, please visit and click on “My Trainings” to complete your renewal class every July.

 Please visit to learn more about the Diocese of Phoenix Safe Environment Training.  

For more information, please contact Salina Villanueva at [email protected] or 623-500-3217


Diocese of Phoenix Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Minors

A copy of the Diocese of Phoenix Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Minors is available in the parish front office or by visiting

The Diocese of Phoenix encourages anyone who has been a victim of sexual, physical or emotional abuse by any clergy, consecrated life, employee or volunteer of the Roman Catholic Church to contact the police. In addition, the Diocese of Phoenix provides support services through its Office of Child and Youth Protection at 602-354-2396.

Please continue to pray for the end of all abuse and a greater respect of the dignity of the human person.