Safe Environment

Safe Environment

The Diocese of Salt Lake City is committed to ensuring the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults and providing pastoral outreach to victims and survivors of sexual abuse by clergy. For questions, please call the Director fo the Office of Safe Environment at (801) 328-8641 or email at

To learn about the Safe Environment Program at St. Martin de Parish or to complete the Safe Environment Training, please contact the Parish Safe Environment Director for St. Martin de Porres Parish, Guadalupe Vazquez Gonzalez at (801) 300-5489.

Who needs training?

All employees and volunteers who have direct contact with minors or vulnerable adults must complete initial diocesan Safe Environment training and any additional training every three years as required by the Diocese of Salt Lake City.

How to start training?

Visit the Diocesan Safe Environment Training website at and select the appropriate training link.

Resource Documents

Safe Environment Program Manual

THE HANDBOOK of Policies / Procedures / Forms / Duties and Expectations for SE Compliance

Reporting abuse of Children, Young People & Vulnerable Adults

The first obligation of the Church with regard to victims is for healing and reconciliation. The Office of Safe Environment is charged with creating a safe and compassionate environment for victims to come forward while ensuring that civil authorities are notified and victims and their families are provided with counseling and other assistance in the healing process. If you observe or have reason to believe that a child, young person or vulnerable adult has been subjected to abuse by a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, you must report the alleged abuse to local law enforcement and state agencies, and you must notify the Diocesan Office of Safe Environment at 801-328-8641, x344. For law enforcement and agency contact information, please select Resources from the list on the right side of the screen.