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Safe Environment

In the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, the Catholic bishops of the United States, address their commitment to working with children and youth, parents, educators, civil authorities, and various organizations in the protection of children and youth in our care.

In response to our call to accountability the Archdiocese of New Orleans provides training for children, clergy, religious, and laity (employees and volunteers) in the prevention of and recognitions of child abuse.

The Safe Environment Coordinator is a resource person for the Archdiocese at the disposal of parishes, schools, and organizations in the area of child abuse and the prevention of abuse. The coordinator works with all archdiocesan entities to assure compliance to the Charter.

Archdiocese of New Orleans Safe Environment Coordinator

Sr. Mary Ellen Wheelahan, O. Carm.
Archdiocese of New Orleans
7887 Walmsley Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125


Archbishop Aymond Letter of Promulgation

Policies of the Archdiocese of New Orleans:


Austin Computing Instructions for Applicants:

  • Check with your parish/school before registering on Austin Computing.
  • All sections of the form must be completed in order for a background check to be run through the parish/school.
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For more Safe Environment resources, please visit the Archdiocese of New Orleans' Safe Environment page

Archdiocese of New Orleans Safe Environment Program

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