The Safe Environment Program for the Diocese of St. Augustine has been in place in one form or another since 1998. All elements of our program are required by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, and the essential norms deriving from the Charter.
The Diocese of St. Augustine treats all allegations of sexual misconduct seriously and deals with all allegations in a prompt, confidential, and thorough manner. To Report Abuse, call the police or the Department of Children and Families at (800) 962‐2873. Or call the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator at (904) 208‐6979 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To report abuse by a bishop, call (800) 276‐1562 or visit www.reportbishopabuse.org.
For fingerprinting you must register on virtus.org, click on FIRST-TIME REGISTRANT, search for the Diocese of St. Augustine, and follow the prompts.
Introducing the Protecting God's Children® Program virtus.org: The National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc., is pleased to present a brief introduction to our Protecting God's Children program. This "Flash" presentation exemplifies the information provided in our child sexual abuse awareness sessions for adults. If you have attended an awareness session, this presentation will repeat some of the information presented in our two awareness videos: A Time to Protect God's Children and A Plan to Protect God's Children. Please note. If you are required to complete online training, the material on this page is merely a preview and does not count for your required training. You'll need to log into your account in order to access your required online training To preview the Protecting God's Children awareness session, please click the link below to start the 11-minute presentation. If you have questions or comments about our programs or our website, please click here to send us an email message. And, either way, please visit our website frequently. New risk management information is added each week, with an emphasis on articles and interactive features designed to increase the public awareness about child sexual abuse, and to provide adults with the knowledge and tools they need to help prevent and, if necessary, to respond appropriately to child sexual abuse. Click here to begin the Introduction to the Protecting God's Children program.