The Safe Environment Office serves the Archdiocese of Cincinnati by assisting the archbishop in fostering an environment in all archdiocesan institutions and ministries in which children and vulnerable adults are treated with respect and dignity and protected from harmful and abusive behavior. All who volunteer with children must be Safe Parish compliant.
Below, you will find the User Guide for Safe Parish, which will walk you step by step through the process. As part of Safe Parish, you will need to complete an online background check. Electronic tokens are available if you wish to send your full name as listed on your driver's license to your Safe Environment coordinator. After completing the initial training, you will receive quarterly training bulletins through email that are required to remain compliant.
After you have registered, you can always check the status of your account by logging in and then going to My Account. You will the see a checklist, if all the squares are filled in, you are compliant. (See graphics below). If there is something you need to complete, the words next to the check box will turn yellow/orange. You can click on the words to take you to what needs to be completed.
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati regards child abuse in all its forms as gravely sinful and criminal. Anyone who knows of or suspects child abuse by a legitimate member of the clergy or hierarchy, employee or volunteer of the archdiocese should first report the abuse to the appropriate secular legal authority and then to Report Misconduct. If you are a victim of abuse or have suffered abuse in the past, please contact the archdiocesan Ministry to Survivors of Abuse coordinator, Ms. Teresa Maley, at (513) 263-6623 or 1-800-686-2724 ext. 6623.