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About Safe Environment Training


Volunteers who will be working with the youth on a regular basis (teachers, chaperones/drivers, childcare) will need to apply for a background check online CmgConnect.org. Choose San Diego under the Find a Diocese dropdown list.
In 2005, the Diocese of San Diego established the Safe Environment program for our children's protection. The program has three components:
• a background check of all adults who have contact with children on a regular basis in church ministry,
• training for these adults in Diocesan policies and Child Protection Services, and
• ongoing training of children to protect themselves from compromising situations.

We have conducted background checks and training for every adult involved with religious education, Sunday programs (nursery and the preschool class during 9:30 am Mass), Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs), and child care for the Women’s Christian Fellowship.

The training of children to avoid compromising situations (in grades 1-8) focuses upon the
No-Go-Tell poster.

This poster was developed by the Diocese of San Diego. Notice the poster is general in tone and does not focus on any specifics. The training for the students is also general in tone and does not point to any specific topic or person. The training is done annually in mid-October.

A document with Diocesan policies and Child Protective Services details may be viewed here. We thank you for your full cooperation in promoting a Safe Environment for our children.
Reporting Sexual Abuse
Complaints about sexual abuse by a member of the clergy or by a parish or Catholic school employee or volunteer can be made by contacting Lisa Petronis, 858-490-8353 or at sdcatholic.org