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Diocesan Safe Environment Office

Child and Vulnerable Adult Reporting Procedures
If you witness, suspect, or know of child and/or vulnerable adult abuse, YOU MUST FILE A REPORT WITHIN 48 HOURS!

Contact Civil Authorities:
Department of Family and Protective Services
1-800-252-5400 or
If the person is in immediate danger, call 911.

If Church Personnel Is Involved In Alleged Abuse:
Step One- Contact Civil Authorities.
Step Two- Contact one of the following:
* Coordinator of Pastoral Care and Outreach, Vicki L. Pyatt, LMSW,
at (361) 827-7186 or email

* Bishop or Chancellor of the Diocese of Victoria at (361) 573-0828; and Written Allegations Should Be Sent To:
Office of the Bishop
P. O. Box 4070
Victoria, Texas 77903
Mark as "Personal and Confidential".

We will also help you bring your concerns to church officials outside the diocese if the abuse occurred elsewhere and you now reside in the Diocese of Victoria. If you are unsure about bringing a complaint or would like further information, please contact Vicki L. Pyatt.

Sacred Heart Catholic School’s Safe Environment Coordinator is Karen Wysocki who may be contacted by phone at 361-798-4251 or by email at .

Safe Environment Trainer for Sacred Heart Parish is Robert Klekar.   361-798-5888

Safe Environment Training

All volunteers, including parents and grandparents, are required to go through a safe environment application,  background check, and training before they can volunteer for school events including field trips or helping out in classrooms.  Below is the link to the diocesan website which provides information to complete the safe environment application.    If you have any questions about safe environment training,  please contact Karen Wysocki.

Safe Environment Training/Background Check - For New Employees/Volunteers


Safe Environment Online Renewal/Recertification - For Existing Employees/Volunteers