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Protecting Children - Virtus

Thank you for your continued support, and for working with our youth! 


For instructions on how to complete the Virtus requirements, please click HERE.


As of July 1, 2016, all volunteers in our school and those in our parishes whose service brings them into contact with children are required to fulfill the following:

1) Read and Sign Expectations for All those who Minister to Youth
2) Complete a Social Security Number background check, completed by
3) Complete a protecting youth program either online, Protecting God’s Children Online Awareness Session 3.0 or live workshop, Protecting Youth and All Who Serve Them.


* There is a $25 fee for completing the online Virtus Program, but you can get a free token code to enter by emailing Dianne Jones at our Parish office.


All requirements are good for 5 years from the date of completion. The requirements must be renewed every 5 years. All of these requirements may be fulfilled through the VIRTUS website.




There you will set up your account in VIRTUS. You will then complete all 3 components of the Protecting God's Children program on-line:


1) You will read and electronically acknowledge the Expectation Form

2) Complete a social security number based background check through {$25)

* If you have lived outside of Ohio in the last 5 years there may be additional charges
dependent on the county where you lived.

3) Complete Protecting God's Children On-line Awareness Session 3.0

IF YOU ARE AN EXISTING VOLUNTEER and have completed a protecting your course or had a BCI fingerprint background check submitted at any point in your volunteering, those records should have uploaded t o the new VIRTUS system. Please check with your local Compliance Officer, Mrs. Dianne Jones, at 419-399-2576. She will be able verify your account in VIRTUS and inform you what is needed for you to remain a volunteer.

If you find that your background check and Protecting Youth courses were completed within the last five years, you do not need to do anything else right now. Recertification is on a five year cycle.


If you find that the dates for your background check and Protecting Youth course are more than five years old, you are out of compliance and need to go to and renew your certification.