Training requirements to safeguard children have been established in parishes throughout the Diocese of Stockton. These training requirements help ensure that all children and youth experience a safe environment in all parish activities and events. The Diocese of Stockton mandates that all people who work with children and youth in our parishes and schools must undergo child abuse prevention training through the guidelines established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This training includes being fingerprinted and background checked and completing an online training course entitled Shield the Vulnerable. If you are planning on helping or assisting in your child’s school, you are required to complete this training. For training information, contact your local parish/school Safe Environment Coordinator. For particular help and questions you may call: Linda Dillen, Manager of Benefits & Safe Environment for the Diocese of Stockton, at (209) 466-0636.
The Diocese of Stockton treats all complaints of sexual abuse seriously and deals with such allegations in a confidential, prompt, and thorough manner with compassion and consideration for all those involved. To make a complaint of sexual abuse against any one acting in the name of the Catholic Church, you may do so in writing or by telephone. whether the abuse was recent or has happened many years in the past, contact the Coordinator of Victims Assistance at 209-466-0636 extension 604, or in writing to 1105 N. Lincoln Street, Stockton,95203, marked “Confidential” and directed to the Attention of the Victim’s Assistance Coordinator.