Children deserve a future of peace. As adults it is not only our duty, but it is our responsibility to protect and promote the health, happiness and joy of our children and young people. To the best of our ability, we will ensure our Church organizations create a holy space that will foster a safe environment in which our children can grow and develop. We will create an atmosphere of esteem, respect, and safety; a space where children can experience the love of God. This is the desire and goal of the Safe Environment-Child Abuse Prevention Program established for the Diocese of Stockton.