The Diocese of Syracuse has worked tirelessly since 2003 to protect our children, young people, and vulnerable adults from sexual abuse through the effectiveness of its Safe Environment Program, which includes child abuse prevention training, the diocesan Child and Youth Protection Policy, and the Code of Conduct.
Safe Environment Week is a time to recognize our clergy, members of religious orders, employees, volunteers, and so many others in the community who work together toward a common goal: to prevent sexual abuse, not only in our parishes, schools, or agencies but also in our own neighborhoods and communities.
On behalf of Most Rev. Douglas J. Lucia, the Office of Safe Environment, and the diocesan Safe Environment Committee, we extend our sincerest gratitude to all who remain committed and vigilant in our collective efforts to protect our children, young people, and vulnerable adults from harm.
To promote Safe Environment Week, students across the diocese, including our Catholic Schools and Faith Formation students are invited to display their creativity by participating in our coloring contest: #BeKind. Click here for more information.