Office of Safe Environment

The Diocese of Salt Lake City is committed to ensuring the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults and providing pastoral outreach to victims and survivors of sexual abuse by clergy.

Promise to Protect, Promise to Heal

"Families need to know that the Church is making every effort to protect their children. They should also know that they have every right to turn to the Church with full confidence, for it is a safe and secure home. Consequently, priority must not be given to any other kind of concern, whatever its nature, such as the desire to avoid scandal, since there is absolutely no place in ministry for those who abuse minors."  Pope Francis (2/2/2015)


Crystal Painter

Director, Office of Safe Environment

Mandi Knaras

Office Assistant: Office of Marriage and Family Life; Office of Safe Environment; Office of Vocations