O.V.A.S.E.(Office of Victim Assistance and Safe Environment) is an Archdiocesan organization created in 2003 to ensure that every parish, school, organization and agency is safe for all children.

The St. Louis O.V.A.S.E. coordinator assists in administering mandatory education to children, and any adults who work with children in a parish setting, on child sexual abuse prevention. The goal is to create a safe environment not just for children, but for everyone.