The office of safeguard the children is dedicated to "protecting all of god's children" by fully implementing article 12 of the charter for the protection of children and young people adopted by the united states conference of catholic bishops in 2002. the office of safeguard the children provides ongoing support, education, training, and resources to help prevent child sexual abuse and to address children's safety in our parishes, schools, homes, and communities.
virtus VIRTUS is the brand name that identifies best practices programs designed to help prevent wrongdoing and promote "rightdoing" within religious organizations. The VIRTUS programs empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church. to learn more about the program, click here. resources -- all clergy, paid parish/school personnel, and volunteers who work regularly in a supervisory role with children or youth must be fingerprinted. for more information, call (213) 637-7680 or visit this webpage. -- virtus homepage -- HOW TO FIND A VIRTUS SESSION