mission statement: child and youth protection

The Office of Child and youth Protections supports the Bishop's commitment to create a safe environment throughout our parishes and schools so that children and youth are free to worship and learn without the threat of harm through the implementation of safeguards which protect the most vulnerable and aids in healing those who have been harmed int he past.

what we provide

  • Safe Environment training for all adults who work or volunteer with children and youth including clergy, as well as Safe Environment training for children.
  • Background screening and fingerprinting services for all priests, deacons, educators and all other adults working with children and youth in parishes and schools.
  • Training and support for parish and school sites in maintaining accurate records of fingerprinting and background screening and safe environment training.
  • Training and support for parish and school on-site Safe Environment trainers.

RCBO Child and Youth Protection

reporting abuse

If you have been a victim of sexual abuse by clergy or a church representative, please call the

Diocesan Toll Free Reporting Line, 1-800-364-3064.


                                                                                 HOW TO REPORT

parish staff and volunteers

Following our Diocesan Policies, all of our Parish Staff and Volunteers must complete this course to be active members of any Parish in Diocese of Orange.

Safe Environment Training

Diocese of Orange Fingerprint Locations

Any questions, contact our Safe Environment Custodian, Shirley Burgos 949-951-8599.