Safe Environment

 

From the Oakland Diocese: As a community of faith, we believe that the prevention of child sexual abuse begins with each person. Increased awareness and a willingness to take action are steps for every person to take to eradicate abuse in our society, in the community, in the neighborhood, and in the family.

 

All those who minister(volunteers, employees and clergy)in the Diocese of Oakland are to be educated about the nature of child sexual abuse, how it is perpetrated, how to report it, and strategies for prevention. Training is mandatory for all who minister -first before starting work or volunteering and then every three years thereafter.