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Safe Environment Policy

All Clergy, Religious Men and Women, Employees and Volunteers of the Diocese of Fort Worth are required to fulfill all mandatory steps PRIOR TO THE START OF SERVICE. For the list of these mandatory steps, please view the PDF document below. Note: Employment or Volunteer Service in the Diocese of Fort Worth will not begin until ALL steps have been completed.

Safe Environment Policy (Updated 9-22-15)


Code of Conduct and Behavior Standards for Ministers

The Code of Conduct is signed once, at the beginning of an individual’s assignment to, employment by, or volunteer service for the diocese and remain in effect for the duration of the person’s service to the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Code of Conduct & Behavior Standards
Código de Conducta y Normas de Comportamiento
Qui Luật về Tư Cách và Tiêu Chuẩn Cư Xử


Acceptable Behavior Standards Policy

The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth ("Diocese") has established Acceptable Behavior Standards that apply to individuals who serve within the diocese but are not employees of the diocese. These standards also apply for employees of Companies and other individuals who may have contact with children and/or young people in connection with the providing of goods or services to the Diocese.

Acceptable Behavior Standards Policy


Procedures When Sexual Misconduct is Reported

The Catholic Church expects all those who work and minister in the name of the Church to live chaste and moral lives, respecting in every way the gift of sexuality. Inappropriate sexual activity abuses not only the gift of sexuality but also the power and authority of the pastoral role. Sexual misconduct by anyone who serves in the Church is a serious violation of sacred trust.

Procedures When Sexual Misconduct is Reported
Procedimientos Para Reportar una Conducta Sexual Inapropiada
Thủ Tục Khi Báo Cáo Hành Vi Lạm Dụng Tính Dục


Texas Laws on Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

The Law (Texas Family Code, Chapter 261)

Texas Laws on Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
Cómo Informar Sobre Abuso o Descuido Infantil
Báo Cáo Việc Báo Hành Hay Bỏ Trẻ Em




Richard Mathews
Director of Safe Environment

Nancy Mitchell
Safe Environment Analyst


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