Outreach & Prevention

The mission of the Office of Outreach & Prevention is to prevent abuse of children and vulnerable persons through education and awareness. The Diocese of Orlando is committed to protecting all children and vulnerable persons by offering safe environment training and fingerprint/background checks. Diocesan Policy requires all church personnel and volunteers working with children and vulnerable populations complete safe environment training in addition to a background/fingerprint clearance.

Follow the link below to watch the Safe Environment Training Video and meet testing requirements.

Register and Begin Safe Environment Training

All church personnel and volunteers working with children and vulnerable populations must complete safe environment training in addition to a background/fingerprint clearance. In order to fulfill the safe environment training requirements, you must watch the 20-minute video “Protecting Our Youth” and then subsequently complete the on-line quiz, which consists of 13 questions.

Learning about L.I.F.E. (Love, Infatuation, Friendship, and Exploitation) is designed to help parents talk to their children about relationships, sexuality, chastity, and abuse. The L.I.F.E. sessions are designed to cover these sensitive topics in an engaging, interactive manner, using language and activities that are appropriate to various age groups, from pre-school to high school.

Click here for fingerprinting. This will connect you to the Diocese of Orlando Safe Environment Program Fingerprint Submission Registration Site.

For more information on the Diocese of Orlando's outreach program and support, contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator at 407-246-7179

Any form of sexual misconduct is sinful in the eyes of God.  Certain forms of sexual misconduct can be criminal as well.

Read the Diocese of Orlando Safe Environment Policy and Procedures.

Download the pdf version (Safe Environment DIOCESAN POLICY August 2013.pdf)

Learn how to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule, and read a letter from Bishop John Noonan.

View the Diocese of Orlando video "Protecting Our Children."

View and download the brochures on Child Sexual Abuse and Prevention.

This page contains citations from Florida State Statutes pertaining to Child Sexual Abuse.

Contact information for mental health assistance such as counselors and support groups.

Discover some of the common myths about sexual abuse and information to help you understand the facts.


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