The mission of the Safe Environment Program is to provide healthy and secure environments where our children, youth, and adults can practice and grow in their faith.

To pursue this mission, we have created a safe environment program for those who work or volunteer on behalf of or in the name of the Church. Using educational programs designed to provide the knowledge necessary to prevent and recognize abuse, and the Diocese of Sioux Falls Sexual Misconduct Policy to uphold the articles in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, we hope to fulfill our promise to protect our children and youth.

St. John Paul II School Coordinator
Melanie Putnam
Phone: (605) 996-2365

Diocesan Office of Safe Environment
Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls
523 N. Duluth Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Phone: (605) 988-3722
Fax: (605) 988-3728

Victim Assistance Coordinator
(800) 700-7867

Diocesan Safe Environment Coordinator
Rihannon Delle
(605) 988-3722

Diocesan Program Director
Matt Althoff, Chancellor
(605) 334-9861