The Knights of Columbus Safe Environment Program safeguards children and other vulnerable persons, assures members and their families that we maintain a safe environment, protects members from awkward situations, misunderstandings, and appearances of impropriety, builds trust with arch/dioceses and parishes, and protects the good name of the Knights of Columbus.
All members of the Knights of Columbus and other guests are encouraged to take the Safe Environment training by clicking the link below. The brief videos below address grooming behaviors predators often employ with their potential victims and the community in general.
The Dallas Diocese Safe Environment Training starts with filling out the Online Screening Form below. The data will only be sent to the Safety Officer of your parish, school or other location. All information entered on this form is kept private and secure. Watching the video below is part of the requirement as well.
Individuals must report incidents of abuse or suspicions of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. Situations involving abuse of minors must be reported to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at:
or report an emergency to the appropriate local law enforcement authority, usually by calling 911.
Bishop Burns Releases List
The Bishop of Dallas, Most Reverend Edward J. Burns, has released a list with the “names of those priests who have been the subject of a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor in the Diocese during the period from 1950 to the present”, his letter stated.
Bishop Burns also acknowledged that there could be more unknown victims and encouraged them to come forward and report abuse to law enforcement, or by calling the Texas Abuse Hotline at 800-252-5400 and contacting Victims Assistance Coordinator, Barbara Landregan, 214-379-2812.
But the painful yet necessary process that began in 2002 in this Diocese has also led to much-needed reforms that we continue to rigorously implement today. Going forward, we must remain vigilant.