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Safety and Security

Safe Environment Training Programs

Implementation of the Archdiocese’s Safe Environment Training Programs include:

  • Protecting God’s Children - For all parish volunteers, staff, and clergy, this is an Archdiocese requirement designed to educate adults on how to recognize the warning signs that might indicate that a child is being abused.


  • Empowering God's Children -  For students in grades 1-10. An Archdiocesan program which includes teaching a culture of respect and faith that goes beyond mere protection, helping children and young people understand their own sacredness, the sacredness of others, and how to seek help through their relationships with trusted adults.
    Go to Empowering God's Children (for students grades 1-10)
    • PARENTS: Click here for an overview of the program and the 2/27/2023 Parent Info Zoom Meeting Link


  • Performing Criminal Background checks (CORI)  - The CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) form is submitted every year  by all volunteers age 18 and older, staff, and clergy.  (Fiscal year for the Archdiocese is July 1 - June 30). The CORI is a background screening tool, required by the Archdiocese, to secure the safety of our children, youth, elderly and the disabled.
    More information: Office for Background Screening - https://www.bostoncatholic.org/background-screening