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The Office of Safe Environment oversees the implementation of the diocesan program, “A Safe Environment for the Protection of Children and Young People.” The Office provides education resources for children, clergy, religious, and laity (employees and volunteers) in the prevention of and recognition of child abuse. This Office is also responsible for processing criminal history checks on all clergy, religious, and laity who have contact with minors.

The Diocese of Lafayette is committed to ensuring a safe environment for all children against sexual abuse.  All clergy, lay employees, and volunteers, whose work/ministry involves contact with children, shall undergo a criminal background check as well as initial education/training in the diocesan safe environment program. Documentation of reference checks is maintained for all new employees and ALL volunteers.  

All adults are welcomed to come for additional education and training.  Please note that there is a $7.00 fee to cover the cost of the background check associated with this program.  Please bring cash or check.  Debit/credit cards cannot be accepted.

Please click here to view other initial trainings being held in the Diocese.  

Every ear, trained adults are required to renew their certification online at


Social Media Code of Conduct


The Diocese of Lafayette requires that all volunteers and employees comply with the following Social Media Code of Conduct