“Let there now be no doubt or confusion on anyone’s part: For us, your bishops, our obligation to protect children and young people and to prevent sexual abuse flows from the mission and example given to us by Jesus Christ himself, in whose name we serve.” – From the Charter for Protection of Children and Young People, June 2005, USCCB


The Diocese of Gallup is committed to maintaining a safe environment for all who live and worship in our diocese. To ensure that all children and young people are protected throughout the diocese, the following requirements are in place:


– All who minister with minors (18 years and younger) must have a criminal background check.

– All who minister with minors must read and submit a signed acknowledgement of the Pastoral Code of Ethics.

– All who minister with minors must have or will have the juvenile sexual abuse training awareness program VIRTUS.

– All parents of minors that participate in any activity associated with the Catholic Church are offered VIRTUS training.

Safe Environment Forms



Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Minors

Note: This document has been revised and the new version is standard and publicly available as of October 9, 2017.

Policy: Click to read or download

Policy in Spanish: Click here to read or download 


Walkthrough: Policy and Procedures Manual




Compliance Evaluation for Parishes
Master Record for Tracking Requirements (Instructions)
Master Record for Tracking Requirements (Form)

Background Check Forms

Background Check Order Cost (Fillable)
Background Check Order Cost (Auto-Calculating)

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