CPLC Safe Environment
CPLC employees and all volunteers serving with our youth and vulnerable adults or working in the office must observe all Safe Environment screening procedures for the Catholic Pro-Life Committee (CPLC) before participating in any of the ministries or office work. Once a volunteer/employee is cleared through any parish or school within the Diocese of Dallas’ Safe Environment program, he/she is cleared throughout the whole diocese and can volunteer in all ministries without having to repeat the Safe Environment New Volunteer process again. However, the CPLC Safety Director must have received the required documentation from the parish/school verifying the Safe Environment status before the volunteer may be active in CPLC Ministries or office work.
The Data Information Form is the first Safe Environment contact form that must be filled out by the prospective volunteer/employee.
Safe Environment clearance is required to volunteer in the CPLC office.
Safe Environment clearance is required to volunteer in the following Ministries:
New CPLC Volunteers and Employees who have completed the Dallas Diocesan Safe Environment in a Parish or School
If you have completed the Safe Environment somewhere in the Diocese of Dallas, documentation can be sent to the CPLC. Contact the Safety Director in your parish/school and have them mail a verification letter for a Non Parish Based Organization to:
CPLC requires that all volunteers and employees receive Safe Environment training once every 12 months to retain the “cleared” status.
Update training can be done on line by going to the diocesan web site
1) Screening Form
Make sure the following has been completed on your screening form:
1) Personal information. Include your email id on the front page.
2) Signed Acknowledgement Form
3) Criminal Background Check (CBC)
CPLC Safety Director will order the CBC upon receipt of the above two items.
You will be interviewed by a CPLC Director or the CPLC Safety Director.
5) Reference Checks
The CPLC Safety Director will contact the references.
6) Safe Environment Family of Faith Training
All volunteers and employees must attend a Family of Faith Training in order to be cleared through Safe Environment. This training consists of a presentation by the Safety Director and the Family of Faith video narrated by Bishop Farrell. This training is offered on line by watching the Family of Faith Training video and answering the Family of Faith Training Review questions.
Don’t forget to print the review; complete it, sign and fax it to: Betty Culling at 1-888-816-7923.
For those who do not have on line available and/or prefer to attend a class:
Family of Faith classes are held each 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. and 2nd Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (except December and April) at JPII High School, 900 Coit Rd., Plano, TX. Classes are held in Room 80+. Go through the front entrance of JPII, which is to the left of the flagpoles. Someone will be at the front door to direct you to the presentation room. No pre-registration is required. Contact Jerry Waynant at 972-596-5505, ext. 4265 if you have questions.
Family of Faith Classes are held periodically in other locations throughout the diocese. For assistance in finding one closer to you, contact CPLC Safety Director, Betty Culling at
Don’t forget to get your certificate of attendance and fax it to Betty Culling at 1-888-816-7923.
A volunteer or employee is not considered “cleared” by CPLC until the Safety Director has completed a review of the documentation, conducted the references and the Criminal Background Check. The Safety Director will send an email to the Ministry Director and volunteer/employee when this process is complete. A volunteer/employee should not start until the verification email is received.
If you are coming from another diocese to participate in a Catholic Pro-Life Committee Event as a chaperone or other type volunteer requiring Safe Environment Documentation and have completed the Safe Environment in your diocese, send documentation on a parish/school or diocesan letterhead showing the following:
Fax to 1-888-816-7923. This document is good for one event only.
For more information, contact CPLC Safety Director, Betty Culling at .
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