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Safe Environment: Safeguarding All of God's Family

At Holy Apostles Parish and School, the well being of our children and youth is of critical importance. To uphold this commitment, we comply with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Safe Environment program -- Safeguarding All of God's Family. Every priest, deacon, parish or school staff member, teacher and volunteer working with minors must meet the requirements of the Safe Environment program:

  • Attend a Safe Environment Education Session. This is a child abuse and maltreatment prevention program that must be attended in person. The current curriculum taught in this session is "Safe Haven: It's up to you! Training from Catholic Mutual Group." 

  • Pass a Criminal Background Check. This check is done at the start of employment or beginning volunteering with minors and must be done every five (5) years subsequently.  The criminal background check is conducted through the CMG Connect portal.  

  • Sign the Code of Ethical Standards for Church Leaders. This code of conduct provides volunteers and employees with expectations and guidelines for how they interact with and conduct themselves in ministry. This code must be signed prior to beginning volunteering or working in a parish or school and is reviewed every five (5) years subsequently.  


Visit the CMG Connect website at to register and start (or renew) the certification process.

Instructions for Completing Initial Safe Environment Training 

  • Attend an in-person Safe Environment Training event.

  • Read the Certification Policy documents and acknowledge.

  • View two videos and respond to the questions regarding the videos.

  • Read and complete Background Check Notification Submission.

  • A background check will be initiated only after we have confirmed you have attended the live Safe Environment Training event.

Instructions for Completing Renewal

If your Safeguarding Certification is due for a renewal, which is required every five years, you must complete the last four (4) bullets as outlined above. It is not necessary to attend the live Safe Environment Training event again. Log into your existing CMG Connect to begin renewal certification.

If you need assistance with your username and/or password, please contact

More Information About Safegaurding

If you have any questions regarding the Safeguarding Process, please contact

More information about Safeguarding All of God's Family program can be found at  at 

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