Diocese of Yakima Safe Environment

by David B. Valdivia

Abuse Disclosure List

Reporting Suspected Abuse

VIRTUS – Safe Environment Program

VIRTUS Facilitator Resources

Background Checks

Child and Youth Protection Brochure (English) (Spanish)

Click here for State Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Numbers

Keeping Children Safe (USCCB)


Code of Conduct (English) (Spanish)

Policy Regarding Sexual Abuse of Minors (English)   (Spanish)

Policy Regarding Sexual Misconduct with Vulnerable Adults (English)   (Spanish)

Policy Regarding Harassment (English)   (Spanish)

Safe Environment Training For Facilitators (TBD)

Safe Environment Resources Toolkit

Safe Environment Resources


The mission of the Safe Environment Training Program is to prevent sexual, physical or emotional abuse and/or neglect of children and young people through continued education, building awareness, and maintaining a commitment to keeping all children and young people safe.

The Diocese of Yakima is committed to protecting all children and young people by offering several abuse prevention educational sessions.  The Diocesan Policy requires all clergy, employees, volunteers that directly serve minors and vulnerable adults to attend the training.

Please continue to pray for the end of all abuse and a greater respect of the human person.

Sexual Abuse/Misconduct Reporting:

Hotline: (888) 276-4490

Reporting Suspected Abuse

Contact Information:

Office: (509) 965-7117

Fax: (509) 966-8334

Safe Environment Program

Msgr. Robert M. Siler, Chancellor

(509) 965-7117

Email: rsiler@yakimadiocese.net


Diana Aparicio, Vice Chancellor

(509) 965-7117

Email: diana.aparicio@yakimadiocese.net

Bishop Cover Letter for Safe Environment (English/Spanish)