Safe Environment frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Safe Environment frequently asked questions (FAQ)2020-09-24T13:54:02-05:00
Where do I find more information about Safe Environment?2020-09-24T13:45:15-05:00

The diocesan website contains all the necessary information under the Office of Safe Environment and each parish and school should have a site administrator who has more information if one needs help. If you have any additonal questions, feel free to contact Office of Safe Environment at (320) 251-2340.

How often is children’s training done?2020-09-24T13:39:42-05:00

Children and youth training is done on an annual basis.

How much do background checks cost?2020-09-24T13:39:04-05:00

The general fee is $19 a check which is good for five years.  However, some background checks cost much more depending upon court fees from various states.  For example, New York courts charge a $95 fee.  Remember the diocese now does a national search which searches all states where a person may have lived.

How often does a person need to do training?2020-09-24T13:38:07-05:00

A person working or volunteering is required to do a background check and training every five years.  The background check and training are now synced to be renewed every five years

Who needs to do safe environment training which includes a background check?2020-09-24T13:37:09-05:00

All employees of parishes and schools and anyone who works with children, youth or vulnerable adults.

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