The Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City is committed to protecting children and young people. If you are aware of abuse or have been abused by clerics, church volunteers or church employees, contact the Division of Child and Family Services, (801) 281-5151. For pastoral assistance, please contact the Diocesan Pastoral Center, (801) 328-8641.
To learn about the Safe Environment Program at Saint John the Baptist Parish or to complete the Safe Environment Training, please contact the Parish Safe Environment Director for Saint John the Baptist Parish, Lisa Smith, (801) 984-7110.
Safe Environment Requirements for Volunteers
All Church personnel and volunteers, who have regular Church related contact with children or young people, must complete background screening and safe environment training every three years as required by the Diocese.
To complete the Safe Environment requirements follow the link below.
As an employee or volunteer, you are legally required to report child abuse if you have reasonable suspicion that it has occurred. Although every disclosure of abuse is to be taken seriously and responded to quickly and compassionately, not every allegation reaches the threshold required for reporting under Utah state law. Use the following guidelines to ensure proper reporting:
Instructions for Reporting Abuse
Allegation Intake Form
Responding to Allegation of Abuse
Sandy Growe, Safe Environment Director for Salt Lake City Diocese
Rachel Holt, Director of Religious Education
Kim Stroud, Safe Environment Administrator for SCC Schools.
Diocesan Safe Environment Website
Diocesan Safe Environment Manual
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Safe Environment