Safe Environment is administered by Shavana Lopez, Safe Environment Director. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email Shavana at (214) 366-7144 or .

St. Monica Church and School both follow the Diocese of Dallas Safe Environment Program. The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community. The process of protecting the vulnerable also serves to provide a layer of protection against the possibility of false accusations for those adults who are involved in our many ministries.

Thank you for all that you contribute to the various ministries at St. Monica Church and School.

Effective August 1, 2010, the procedure for the Safe Environment program at St. Monica is as follows: (Please click the description that best fits you)

NEW volunteers

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Screening Form

Training Dates



Reference Checks & the Personal Interviews are only conducted in Year 1. Criminal History Re-Check: if you are up to date on your annual training, the re-check will be conducted automatically every two years.

Continuing Training

There is one option for annual training this year. The class will last approximately 60 minutes. This class is inappropriate for anyone under the age of 18. This class will focus on what parents can do to insure the safety of their children. Parents will be given tools and education to equip themselves with the tools they need to recognize child abuse.

NEW for 2018

Please register for the class you will be attending. Register Here

All class participants will have their photo taken for the badge.

Please arrive early if possible.


Training Classes at Other Parishes

If you would like to volunteer at St. Monica, all trainings/classes need to be completed at St. Monica. We do not accept trainings from other parishes.