Safe Environment

We can all be part of the solution--- together we can prevent child abuse. All priests, deacons, employees, and volunteers in ministries that serve minors are required to take Safe Environment Training annually. All other volunteers complete Safe Environment every two years.

In the Diocese of Phoenix all volunteers must complete Called to Protect for Ministries™ as a foundation course for Safe Environment. Called to Protect for Ministries is a 3 hour program which will teach steps that can be taken to prevent child sexual abuse and as a component of the training everyone is required to complete a volunteer application and Code of Ethic.

A 45 minute renewal Training is offered for all subsequent years. This training is offered through in-class sessions or through computer ‘online’ training. Go to to learn more about the Diocese of Phoenix Policies and Procedures for the Protection of Minors, Safe Environment Training, and to register for a training class or to complete the online training.

For more information, please contact the The Safe Environment Coordinator.