Safeguarding All of God's Family

The goal of the Archdiocesan program, Safeguarding All of God's Family program is to protect our children and all in the church family from all forms of abuse and neglect. 

The program is required for all of our priests, school & parish staff, and adult volunteers who have contact with children or youth. This includes but is not limited to, volunteers at our school and in our Christian Formation program, classroom helpers, room moms and dads, lunch and playground helpers, art room helpers, athletics volunteers, and coaches, Boy & Girl Scout leaders, chaperone field trips and retreats.

To register for future training sessions, please visit the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Safeguarding All of God’s Family.

Click HERE to read the 2024 Safe Environment Week Guide.

In addition, St. Gabriel is committed to operating safely and soundly, consistent with its responsibilities and obligations to the faithful and to the community, we routinely conduct criminal background checks on all applicants for employment and those volunteers who work with minors. The background check is conducted by a consumer reporting agency in compliance with federal law and is called a consumer report or consumer credit report. The word consumer simply means “individual” (a report on an individual). The report will only include a check of the criminal records of individuals. 

The background check will not include a credit check. Please read the following disclosure notice as required by federal law prior to completing and signing the background authorization form:

Disclosure Notice for Consumer Report
In connection with your application for employment or volunteer assignment within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, please understand that a background check will be performed as part of normal procedure. Information will be obtained about you from a consumer reporting agency.  A consumer report may be obtained at any time during the application process and if you are hired or assigned, during your continued employment or volunteer assignment. St. Gabriel Parish will repeat background checks every five years. You have the right, upon written request, and after the receipt of this notice, to request a disclosure of the nature and scope of the investigative report.

Before a decision is made to deny your employment or volunteer assignment (called adverse action), when the decision is based in whole or in part on the information contained in the report, you will be provided a copy of the report, the name, address and telephone number of the reporting agency, a summary of your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), as well as additional information regarding your rights under the law.

Note: Even though the federal act is called the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), no credit report will ever be requested. The FCRA also applies to other items of the background check such as criminal records and those listed above.

Click here to read the Code of Ethical Standards and Mandatory Reporting Statement, and print and sign the acknowledgment at the end and return it to the parish for our records. Or ask the Parish or School Office for a copy of the Ethics Code/Mandatory Reporting Statement

If you have any questions, please contact the parish office.