Our Commitment is a "Safe Environment" for all!
We, the Catholic faithful of St John Nepomuk Catholic Church and as a parish of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, share responsibility for the life and mission of the Church. Each of us is called to celebrate, promote and when necessary to defend the life and dignity of every person. This responsibility requires that together and individually we treat everyone with respect, do what we can to see that harm is never brought to others, especially minors and vulnerable adults, and seek to bring healing for those who have been harmed. To help achieve this we follow the guidance of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, which has taken the following steps to defend the life and dignity of those most vulnerable: the young and the elderly:
- Appointed a Victims Assistance Coordinator to offer immediate assistance to victims.
- Adopted a Code of Conduct.
- Adopted and implemented age appropriate safe environment programs for the education of children, youth and adults.
- Established a policy requiring criminal background checks of all clergy and religious, those in formation for the priesthood or permanent diaconate, all church employees and volunteers who have regular contact with minors.
Ensuring a safe environment for all children, young and elderly people is a continuous effort. We as a parish pledge to continue our utmost efforts toward identifying and ensuring respect for all of God's children.
Please visit the Archdiocesean Safe Environment Website at: Archdiocese of OKC Safe Environment
Reporting a Known or Suspected Neglect or Abuse of any individual, regardless of age,is as easy as calling the Department of Human Services Statewide Abuse Hotline: 1-800-522-3511 or if there is immediate danger call 911!