Child Protection Information
The Archdiocese has transitioned to SafeParish (from Virtus) as the new platform for Child Protection training and compliance. SafeParish is an organization that specializes in training and education solutions for organizations world-wide. They have 20+ years of experience in providing child safe environment training programs. SafeParish will continue to work with our current background check provider – Selection.com. If you were up-to-date on your monthly bulletins and in “active” status, all training and background information in your current VIRTUS account will be transferred to SafeParish. No new live training through SafeParish will be required if you have completed live training through VIRTUS. Ongoing child protection training will still be required for all volunteers and employees - it will consist of quarterly interactive video-based training instead of monthly bulletins. Please check your email for an invitation from SafeParish (email@example.com). If you have received the message, simply follow the prompts. Otherwise, you can link to the SafeParish address and click the “Register” link to begin the process. If you have questions, please contact Mary Montour, St. John Safe Environment Coordinator.
Everyone MUST have background checks completed – either electronically and/or through fingerprinting. Because your background is being checked electronically on a quarterly basis, you are now able to volunteer or work anywhere within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Go to https://resources.catholicaoc.org/offices/safe-environment/background-checks?_ga=2.5700912.2096542143.1626359932-1157450380.1626359932 to complete a background check. Changing or adding locations will not impact your requirements once you’ve completed a background check.
It is your responsibility, to make sure your contact information is current and the list of locations in your account is current. You can add and delete locations by going to 'Update My Account.'
If you are a volunteer, volunteers will be able to click on the toolbox tab within VIRTUS to initiate the background check with SELECTiON.COM. See the PDF below for instructions.
Volunteers no longer need to be fingerprinted. A background check through SELECTiON.com and VIRTUS training is all that is required.
New Information on Volunteer Training from the Archdiocese:
Webinar on the changes to the Background Check Process for Volunteers in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati: http://volunteerforyourchurch.com/
Information on Background Checks and Fingerprinting:
Background Check Instructions
For fingerprinting locations and SafeParish registration information, click on the following attachments.