Commitment to a Safe Environment

“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 maintaning a safe enviroment 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.

Official Policies and Procedures

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 September 05, 2019.

Cover letter regarding the 2019 update: click to read or download
Policy in English: Click to read or download
Index of required forms: Click to read or download
Conviction Matrix for Employees and Volunteers: Click to read or download

Safe Environment Forms

Program Aids:

Background Checks:

Official Policies:

Social Media Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
Pastoral Code of Ethics
Official Personnel Policy
Diocesan 1983 Synod Document

Approved Social Media Sites for Use in Ministry and Communication:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

Social Media Sites NOT Approved for Use in Ministry and Communication:

  • Snapchat
  • Tik Tok

Safe Environment Coordinator

Leslie Farrell

503 W. Hwy 66
PO Box 1338 
Gallup, NM 87305-1338
505-863-4406
[email protected]

Contact:
  • 503 W. Highway 66
    Gallup, NM 87301
    PO Box 1338
  • (505)-863-4406
  • [email protected]
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Promise to Protect

The Diocese of Gallup is committed to maintaining a safe environment for all who live and worship in our Diocese.

If you or someone you know has allegations of abuse against a minor, you can report it to us by contacting:

Elizabeth Terrill,
Victims Assistance Coordinator
505-906-7357

Your information will be kept confidential.