Safe Environment

Thank you for volunteering at St. James Catholic Church and PSR Program!

St. James Catholic Church and it’s PSR program follow the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program (Protecting God’s Children). The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community. This process also provides a layer of protection against the possibility of false accusations for those adults who are involved in our many ministries. 

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has developed a new system for safe environment compliance called Prevent and Protect STL.

Everyone ministering to minors and vulnerable adults (clergy, employees and volunteers) in the Archdiocese are required and asked to register in the new system before December 31, 2020. This includes those new to service and those who are currently in service.

For those who have already attended a Protecting God’s Children workshop, your previous training date will transfer to this new system. In addition to attending a live Protecting God’s Children workshop, all clergy, volunteers, and employees will register for an updated background screening, view two new online training modules on abuse reporting and the Code of Ethical Conduct, and agree to the updated Code of Ethical Conduct.

Please go to to register. 

Per the Archdiocese of St. Louis ALL volunteers (not just those that work with children) MUST register with the new Prevent and Protect STL website: even if you have registered previously with the website. This is mandated for all volunteers and employees and must be completed by July 31, 2020.

Child Abuse and Neglect

Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance.

Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:

Sandra Price, Executive Director ld & Youth Protection Office of Child & Youth Protection

Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline

Visit the Archdiocese of St. Louis website for more information about the Safe Environment Program.

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