Protecting God’s Children

Protecting God’s Children

Safe Environment Coordinator/Cathy Raffaele:  stjameswilk@aol.com; 412.241.1392

Through our Christian baptism we are all called to share in the responsibility of protecting those who are the most vulnerable — especially the children, entrusted to our care.

Abuse of children and vulnerable adults is a national and international problem. Experts agree that the most effective way to prevent abuse is to have policies, procedures and programs in place to educate children, young people and adults on how to recognize and prevent abuse.

All adults who volunteer at St. James must complete the requirements for the Diocese of Pittsburgh’s Protecting God’s Children ProgramClick here for the Diocese of Pittsburgh’s Requirements for Parish Volunteers.  There is no cost to volunteers for this program.

Most of the requirements may be completed online. However, if you want a paper application or have questions, contact Cathy Raffaele.