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Safe Environment

The Safe Environment program is the archdiocesan response to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. It consists of several parts including:

  • Specific policies covering relationships, communications, and the obligations of archdiocesan clergy, employees, and qualifying volunteers.
  • The office of Victim Assistance Coordinator.
  • Certification for archdiocesan clergy, employees, and qualifying volunteers.
  • A review Board to assist the Archbishop in his responsibilities for the protection of youth.
  • The Circle of Grace education concept that teaches young people that God gives us all our own Circle of Grace. The Circle of Grace program, developed by the Archdiocese of Omaha, has been adopted by over 21 (arch)dioceses and is used in hundreds of schools nationwide.

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

Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

Review the Bishops Charter and all Safe Environment policies and guidelines, including the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People preamble.