Read Bishop Donald E. DeGrood’s Promulgation of the Policy Compendium for the Diocese of Sioux Falls. 

The policies and procedures contained in this online, safe environment policy compendium are considered particular law for the Diocese of Sioux Falls. The contents of the policy compendium are binding, according to their subject matter and as applicable, for the following: clergy, members of institutes of consecrated life and societies of apostolic life, and laity, as well as all parishes, Catholic schools, and institutions identified as Catholic by the diocese.

All prior Diocesan policies, and procedures that conflict with the contents of the policy compendium are abrogated and any customs that conflict with the policy compendium are suppressed. All universal laws of the Church and local policies or procedures retain their due force unless legitimately superseded by particular law enacted for the Diocese of Sioux Falls.

Please note: The policies below are particular to the Diocese of Sioux Falls. To view Complementary Norms approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and applicable to dioceses throughout the United States, please visit the USCCB website.

To view the Policy, click on the title of the Policy and the full policy will open.

Codes of Conduct

1.1 Adult Ministering to Minors_Code of Conduct

1.2 Adults Ministering to Adults_Code of Conduct

Our Promise to Protect: Safe Environments

2.1 Safe Environment Policy

2.2 Training Policy_Safe Environment

2.3 Background Check Policy_Safe Environment

2.4 Visiting Clergy Policy_Safe Environment

Sexual Misconduct by Church Ministers: Terms and Response


Our Pledge to Heal: Victims Assistance 

4.1 VAC_Job Description