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Safe Environment Training

The Office of Child & Youth Protection is responsible for assisting Bishop Deeley in the Diocese of Portland's efforts to combat and prevent child sexual abuse. Under the direction of Gerald Coutu, Director for Safe Environment, the Office of Child and Youth Protection is responsible for:

  • Coordinating the implementation of the Diocese’s Safe Environment Training Programs including:
  • Performing Criminal Background checks, Department of Human Services Background checks and Motor Vehicle checks on all Clergy, Employees and Volunteers who work with children on a regular basis.

Click here for safe environment forms.

Click on the calendar of events to find a Protecting God's Children training session.