Safe Environment Resources

If you suspect abuse of a minor, your first call should be to law enforcement.

Anyone who has suffered sexual abuse or exploitation by a priest or anyone else involved in Church ministry in the Diocese of New Ulm should immediately report such misconduct to local law enforcement, regardless of when the misconduct occurred.

County law enforcement and social service agencies
Contact information for reporting misconduct in each of the fifteen counties of the Diocese of New Ulm (Updated 2015)

Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation website contains resources for Internet safety for parents, Kids Page for K-12 students, and child safety tips.
Sexual offender registry
Crimes against children page

Midwest Regional Child Advocacy Center
Supports Child Advocacy Centers throughout Minnesota and the Midwest

Minnesota Department of Human Services – Child Protection
Abuse reporting contact information and other resources related to child protection

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
A comprehensive resource for educators, parents and guardians, childcare providers, attorneys, and media, providing information about missing children, preventing and reporting exploitation and keeping children and teens safe

NetSmartz
Interactive and educational information for children, parents and guardians, educators and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children and teens how to stay safer on the Internet

United States Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Offender Registry

USCCB – Child and Youth Protection
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops website provides information about steps being taken to prevent abuse in Church ministry, including the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, as well as resources and training for implementing safe environment programs

VIRTUS® Online
Resources provided as part of the VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children program, as well as registration for local VIRTUS training awareness sessions to better equip adults to protect children and youth

See a list of VIRTUS sessions currently scheduled in the Diocese of New Ulm