Catholic adults have a moral and legal responsibility and are entrusted by God with the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of minors and vulnerable adults. As the most vulnerable participate in activities within, or sponsored by, the Diocese, it is the commitment of the Diocese to provide an environment which is safe and nurturing. In accordance with the Diocese of Venice policy to offer continued Safe Environment Awareness to all employees and volunteers, the following parishes will hold Regional Safe Environment Awareness training sessions. All Diocesan employees, clergy, religious, laity, and those volunteers who have routine contact with children or vulnerable adults, MUST BE TRAINED in safe environment awareness issues. No one should attend Safe Environment Training until their fingerprints have cleared. Continued employment/volunteer status requires that you attend one of these sessions. Please contact the parish secretary at the location you wish to attend with your name and telephone number at least two weeks prior to the training. Please share this information with all parish/school staff and volunteers. Due to the sensitive nature of this training, no children are permitted to attend. Report all abuses against minors to the Florida Department of Children and Families at 1-800-962-2873.To report abuse by Diocesan personnel or volunteers, call the Diocesan Victims Assistance Coordinator Barbara DiCocco at 941-416-6114. Information on how to register for a Safe Environment Training or for Fingerprinting procedures may be found here on the Diocese of Venice website.