Creating a Safe Environment

Creating a Safe Environment

Diocese of Rochester Safe Environment

Do you need to complete your first-time or re-training of the Creating a Safe Environment Training and Authorizing a Criminal Background Check?  Here are the forms for you:

SPX CASE Forms Packet 2021

CASE Training is renewed every 3 years.  If you are unsure of your renewal date you can email [email protected] or the parish staff member in charge of your volunteer ministry. The forms are the same for 1st time and/or retraining.

Diocese of Rochester Safe Environment Page

Bishop Matano’s Letter to the Faithful August 20 2018

Creating a Safe Environment Newsletter Winter 2021

In accordance with the Diocese of Rochester, all volunteers who work with children, youth or vulnerable adults must complete the Creating a Safe Environment (CaSE) Training, have a Criminal Background Check completed.  These must be renewed every three years.

We thank you for your ministry and support of all efforts to keep our children, youth and vulnerable adults safe. We realize that it takes more of your time and we truly appreciate your willingness to assist us in this extremely important facet of our ministry at St Pius X Church.

CaSE Training & Retraining Instructions – Directions to complete the online training are included with your packet. You must print the completed certificate including your name, the date you completed the training..

Background Check Notification & Authorization for Volunteers – Please fill out both sides and return this with your other paperwork and a copy of your driver’s license or passport.

Volunteer Code of Conduct for Adults– Included in your packet/attached to this email. Please sign and date the form. 

Once you have all of these forms together make sure they are signed and dated in the appropriate locations and then you may return the paperwork by stopping in the Parish Office during regular business hours or you may scan the forms and return it via email to  [email protected] or regular mail to the Parish Office (Attn CASE Paperwork, St Pius X Church, 3010 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY 14624).

Please note that the Applicant’s ZIP CODE is now required to process the background check. Make sure you add it into the appropriate box on the Authorization and Notification of Background Check form.  Thanks!

Complete CASE Form Packet 2019

Thank you for your ministry and your generosity of your gifts

If you have any questions please contact Ines, MaryAnn or Barb Legere – the Parish CaSE Coordinating Team at (585) 247-2566 or [email protected].

Worthy of the Call Youth Training

Creating a Safe Environment Training for Teens

All youth, 8th -12th grade (13-17 years old) who work with and have substantial contact with children (those who volunteer as leaders in CYO Basketball, Faith Formation, Liturgy of the Word for Children, Country Fair, etc), should participate in “Worthy of the Call”. This workshop will be offered multiple times through the year and dates will be announced in the parish bulletin.  There is no fee for this program.

The training consists of a video and reflection questions that cover topics such as the purpose of Youth Ministry, ways that you can protect yourself as a volunteer, signs that a young person is experiencing a crisis, and how to handle a young person in crisis.

Creating a Safe Environment Newsletter 

published by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester with the aim of helping all of us keep children and vulnerable adults safe at home, at church and in all places in our community.

Safe Environment newsletter Winter 2019–English

Safe Environment Newsletter Summer 2018 English

Safe Environment Newsletter Winter 2018

Comments can be directed to: Karen Rinefierd

Diocesan Coordinator of Safe Environment Education and Compliance,
585-328-3228, ext. 1255 or [email protected]

Past Creating a Safe Environment Newsletters

Safe Environment Efforts Have Not Waned

Safe Environment newsletter spring 2017

Safe Environment newsletter summer 2017 English