REPORTING ABUSE OR CONCERN

Proper Reporting Procedure (PDF document)

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Child/Vulnerable Adult Abuse Hotline
1-800-252-5400
Oscar Reyes
Victim Assistance Coordinator
806-543-9178

To report known or suspected neglect or abuse of a minor (under age 18) or vulnerable adult, call the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Child/Vulnerable Adult Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400 or your local law enforcement agency.

If there is an immediate danger, call 911.

Once Local Law Enforcement Agency, 911 and/or the Child Abuse/Vulnerable Adult hotline has been called regarding present or past sexual abuse or sexual assault allegedly by any clergy, religious, diocesan/parish employee or volunteer, contact the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Oscar Reyes at 806-543-9178 who will initiate diocesan procedures.

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VICTIM ASSISTANCE

Oscar Reyes
Victim Assistance Coordinator
806-543-9178

Once Local Law Enforcement Agency, 911 and/or the Child Abuse/Vulnerable Adult hotline has been called regarding present or past sexual abuse or sexual assault allegedly by any clergy, religious, diocesan/parish employee or volunteer, contact the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Oscar Reyes at 806-543-9178 who will initiate diocesan procedures.

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VIRTUS SAFE ENVIRONMENT ONLINE TRAINING

The Diocese of Lubbock announces our affiliation with VIRTUS; an internationally known and well respected best practices platform for Safe Environment training. This training is available online in Spanish and English. It is a comprehensive and multi-dimensional training that specializes in assisting churches and religious organizations in creating safe environments for children. Its mainstay course, Protecting God's Children assists the church in its efforts to recognize and stop sexual abuse.

For detailed instructions of the registration process click here. If you have already begun the process login with your virtus account information here.

You will not need to take the online training again if you are currently in compliance with Presidium’ s 5 year screening/training period. For example, If you attended a live training session in August of 2014 then you would still be in compliance until August of 2019. To renew your status you would then need to take the online training course to be in compliance.
The program also covers diocesan safe environment policies, standards of conduct, and how to report suspected abuse or neglect. Completion of the training program is required for all personnel (employees and volunteers) of the parishes, schools, and agencies of the Diocese of Lubbock who have contact with minors.

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Safe Environment Staff

 

Belinda Aguirre
Coordinator of SEP 
SEP Safety Officer

Phone: 806-792-2234 Ext. 211
E-mail: baguirre@catholiclubbock.org

Oscar Reyes
Victim’s Assistance Coordinator
Phone: 806-543-9178
E-mail: oreyes_lubbock@yahoo.com

English Policies and Procedures
Spanish Pólizas Y Procedimientos
Application for Employees/Volunteers

Proper Reporting Procedure