Protection and Reporting

What should I do if I suspect a child is being abused?

The Diocese of Pueblo is committed to preventing harm from happening to any of our children or vulnerable adults. If you know an employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Pueblo or a parish or Catholic school within the Diocese has abused or sexually abused a minor please contact law enforcement and Diocesan Human Resources or the Vicar General. ​

Reporting an Incident

When a complaint of sexual abuse of a child or minor is brought to any person working for the Diocese, any parish or catholic school within the Diocese, he or she is;
  1. to urge the complainant to notify the legal authorities immediately and assist the person to do so if the complainant wishes;
  2. to call the legal authorities immediately after receiving whatever information has been provided, consistent with protection of confidential relationship and particularly that of the Seal of Confession, whether or not the complainant wishes that; and
  3. after having done that, to inform Diocesan Human Resources or Vicar General.  A Diocese of Pueblo Child Abuse Reporting form will be completed

Safe Environment Training Programs

As directed by the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, training opportunities for adults, youth, and children in creating and maintaining a safe environment in our programs, parishes, and catholic schools are listed below.

For Children and Young People

Circle of Grace is a safe environment program developed by the Archdiocese of Omaha in response to Article 12 of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. It serves the dual purpose of educating and informing youth about the value of positive relationships with God and others.  This curriculum includes information on teaching children how to be safe, protect themselves, and communicate any potential danger of physical, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse.

Parents are welcome to review the curricula by calling their parish office to obtain a copy for their child's grade level.

For Adults

CMG Connect in an online training program for Adult Volunteers, Clergy and Employees.  Completing the safe environment program is easy and can be done in the comfort of your own home through CMG Connect.  Please note there are three lessons and three quizzes. You must complete all three with a passing score  to receive a training certificate.  If you do not have internet access or need assistance, please schedule a time with your Local Coordinator to complete your training. To begin visit https://pueblo.cmgconnect.org/