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Employees and Volunteers

Information related to the Safeguarding All of God's Family Program for all employees and volunteers.

Safe Environment Education: What it means for me

The Office for Sexual Abuse and Response Services of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is pleased to announce improvements to the Safeguarding All of God's Family program.

Employees and Staff

(Priests, parish directors, deacons, DREs, DYMs, school and parish staff, archdiocesan central office staff, and other paid Church employees):

  • Will read and sign the Code of Ethical Standards and the Mandatory Reporting Statement. 
    (These documents should be kept on file at your parish or school unless you are a diocesan priest.  In that case they are kept on file with the Vicar for Clergy.)
  • Will have a criminal background check (state and national) completed prior to beginning employment. 
    (These documents should be kept on file at your parish or school unless you are a diocesan priest.  In that case they are kept on file with the Vicar for Clergy.)
  • Employees/staff are required to attend a Safe Environment "Protecting God's Children" awareness session.  They will need to pre-register for the session.

Volunteers

(Catechists, athletic team coaches, Girl Scout leaders, chaperones for overnight activities, and other Church volunteers who have regular contact with children or youth)

  • Will read and sign the Code of Ethical Standards and the Mandatory Reporting Statement. A copy of the signed Code will be kept on file at parish or school.
    (These documents should be kept on file at your parish or school.)
  • Will have a criminal background check completed.
    (These documents should be kept on file at your parish or school.)
  • All volunteers who have regular contact with children are required to attend a Safe Environment "Protecting God's Children" awareness session. They will need to pre-register for the session.
  • All employees/staff are required to continue their education regarding Safeguarding All of God's Family. This continued education will be in the form of a quarterly Newsletter. Quarterly, beginning on September 15, 2006, the Office of Sexual Abuse Prevention and Response Services will publish Safeguarding All of God's Family Newsletter. When published, employees will receive a notice via email that the newsletter is available. The newsletter is posted on our Resources page. Dates of publication will be the 15th of the following months: September, December, March and June.
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Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

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