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.

Contact

Fay Sampson

Mercy Hall
3300 N. 60th St.
Omaha, NE 68104-3402
fcsampson@archomaha.org
402-827-3794

Cathi Snyder

Mercy Hall
3300 N. 60th St.
Omaha, NE 68104-3402
cmsnyder@archomaha.org
402-557-5561

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



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Find a training session

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

May 20

St. John Vianney Church
6:00pm
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.

May 21

Sacred Heart Parish
6:00pm
Class will be held in the Cenacle Rm. Grade School second floor.

Jun 04

St. Margaret Mary
6:00pm
The class will be held in the Suneg Center which is located on the lower level of the church. Please note: You cannot turn left onto 62nd Street if you are headed East on Dodge.

Jun 05

St. Patrick Parish
6:00pm
Please enter through Church doors which is on the east end of the campus.