Safe Environment

The Archdiocese of Omaha is committed to a safe,
pure, and loving environment for all of our youth

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The Archdiocese of Omaha is committed to ensuring that all children can learn with smiles and open hearts from caring leaders in each one of our parishes, schools, and activities.

The Safe Environment program is our archdiocesan response to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The Archdiocese of Omaha is actively committed to this cause through the volunteers, staff, priests, and parents who work together to furnish a comfortable place of growth and development for our youth.


Fay Sampson

Mercy Hall
3300 N. 60th St.
Omaha, NE 68104-3402

Cathi Snyder

Mercy Hall
3300 N. 60th St.
Omaha, NE 68104-3402

The Safe Environment program consists of several parts:

  • Policy Development. Specific policies covering relationships, communications, and the obligations of archdiocesan clergy, employees, and qualifying volunteers.
  • Victim Assistance Coordination. Ensures that victims of abuse receive thorough and caring assistance in a safe environment where they can feel comfortable.
  • Training and Certification. For archdiocesan clergy, employees, and qualifying volunteers.
  • A Review Board. To assist the Archbishop in his responsibilities for the protection of youth.
  • Circle of Grace Education Programs. The Circle of Grace education concept teaches young people that God gives us all our own Circle of Grace. Developed by the Archdiocese of Omaha, this program has been adopted by over 40 dioceses and is used in hundreds of schools nationwide.


Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

Review the Bishops' Charter and all Safe Environment policies and guidelines.

Estatuto Para la Protección de Niños y Jóvenes

Revise el Estatuto de Obispos y todas las políticas y directrices  del programa de Ambientes Seguros.

Re-certification Training

If your certification is nearing expiration or your certification has lapsed less than a year, you can conveniently get re-certified. This online re-certification program certifies you for another five years.

Instructions   Register Here

Instrucciones   Regístrese Aquí

Find a training session

This calendar is routinely updated with new sessions as they become available.

Apr 27

St. Stephen the Martyr
Class will meet in the school dining room.

Apr 29

St. John Vianney Church
Please enter through the doors near Sandoz Elementary School. Signs will direct you once you are inside the building. No food or drinks provided. Please bring your own if you need to.

Apr 29

St. Francis High School
Session will be in the St. Francis High School Library at 300 S 7th St

May 07

St. Philip Neri Catholic School
The front door will close and lock at 6:30 p.m. and you will need to contact Sam Hensel at 402-714-1582 in order to gain access after start time. Please enter through the front door of school and you will be directed to the library where class will be held.