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Safe Environment


Thank you for sharing your time and talent with our community! St. Francis screens all volunteers and follows the Diocese of Raleigh Guidelines for the Protection of Minors.

Guided by the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (USCCB, 2002), the Office of Child and Youth Protection sought to augment safeguards that had been in place since 1993 to ensure the safety of children in the Diocese of Raleigh. The Diocesan Code of Professional Responsibility (1998) was re-written as the Code of Conduct for Church Personnel of the Diocese of Raleigh. All personnel, all who work and “represent the Church by virtue of office, designated position, employment or contract” share high expectations for conduct and respect for those entrusted to our care.

To learn more about the Diocese of Raleigh Office of Child and Youth Protection, and to read the Code of Conduct for Church Personnel of the Diocese of Raleigh,, click here 

St. Francis of Assisi Behavioral Guidelines

The following are the volunteer levels at St. Francis. Contact your ministry leader to if you have a question about your safe environment level.  Please complete the appropriate form and return it to the “Safe Environment” at the parish. Your references should be individuals who have seen you interact with children. All paperwork is kept confidential. If you have any questions,  please contact Trish Adamkowski at 

Renewing Level C status

Level C volunteers are required to complete a yearly safe environment training module through the Compass system which can be accessed on computers, tablets, and smartphones.  A background check will be run at least every 5 years. 

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