Diocesan Safe Environment Policies
The Diocese of Yakima policies and procedures regarding background checks reflect the continued efforts to provide for the safety of the people through whom it carries its pastoral mission.
- All volunteers who have ongoing unsupervised contact with minors or vulnerable adults must also successfully pass a criminal background check, including anyone who gives rides to minors or vulnerable adults. In addition, anyone who will have access to cash or other financial instruments is required to pass a background check. Ongoing volunteers will have their background check repeated every six years.
- Background Check and Safe Environment Forms. Please carefully read the packets and fill out the forms. For the Safe Environment paperwork only print pages 37-41 and 43 and return these forms to Lori Wasner.
Diocese of Yakima Safe Environment
The mission of the Safe Environment Training Program is to prevent sexual, physical or emotional abuse and/or neglect of children and young people through continued education, building awareness, and maintaining a commitment to keeping all children and young people safe.
The Diocese of Yakima is committed to protecting all children and young people by offering several abuse prevention educational sessions. The Diocesan Policy requires all clergy, employees, volunteers that directly serve minors and vulnerable adults to attend the training.
Please continue to pray for the end of all abuse and a greater respect of the human person.
Please click here for a Letter from the Bishop regarding this important matter.
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Sign-in as a new participant, go to drop-down menu and select Yakima Diocese. Please look for scheduled training in your area.