The Diocese of Tucson under the leadership of Bishop Kicanas remains committed to protecting our community against all forms of abuse and responding appropriately. The mission of the Diocese of Tucson "Safe Environment Program" is to ensure the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults who have been entrusted to our care in our parishes, schools, religious education classes, and other programs. We pursue this mission in the following ways:
By thoroughly screening and supervising all members of the clergy (priests and deacons), as well as all employees and volunteers who work with children and young people and the vulnerable as part of their ministry.
By providing appropriate training in recognizing and reporting child/adult abuse to appropriate civil and Church authorities.
By holding all members of the clergy, employees and volunteers who work with children, young people and the vulnerable to Christ-centered and professional codes of conduct.
By following Arizona's Mandatory Reporting laws.
As part of the Safe Environment Program the Diocese makes available the following documents: