Safe Church

The Diocese of Long Island is committed to assuring that our parishes and institutions are places of safety and well-placed trust, where the Gospel is preached and channels are open to God's grace.

Safe Church training takes places under the auspices of the Mercer School of Theology. Renewed guidelines for training are available here in accord with the renewed diocesan canons on preventing child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation.

Dates for Safe Church training at the Mercer School in Garden City for the 2016-2017 academic year are as follows:

Deadlines for registration in each case fall on the prior Tuesdays. Registration can be completed online.  Please visit the calendar on the Mercer School website for the appropriate link.  

Further Safe Church trainings, in Spanish and English, will be scheduled throughout the diocese. As they are, dates and registration information may be found on the calendar as well.

Upcoming Safe Church Trainings within the Diocese: 

April 1st @ 9am

Register by contacting:

Church of the Epiphany & Saint Simon

Terrence Hunte at (646) 552-6547

2910 Avenue M (at Nostrand Avenue)

Brooklyn, NY 11210


If you wish to host a training at your parish please see click following link:

How to set up an in-person training

Below are the Diocese of Long Island's policies on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation, as well as the policy for the Protection of Children and Youth.  

You can access them below or on the diocesen website. 

EDLI Policy on Sexual Harassment 

EDLI Policy of Children and Youth

For more information, see documents below.  For further inquires, email Aissa Hillebrand at or call 516.248.4800, extension 150.

Model Policies for Protecting Children and Youth from Abuse
Model Policies for Preventing Sexual Exploitation
Model Policies for Preventing Sexual Harassment