Office of Child and Youth Protection

Virtus Training Dates & Registration

We are committed to comply with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2002.  The Charter contains a comprehensive set of procedures for addressing allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy. Also included are guidelines for reconciliation, healing, and accountability. The Charter includes areas that assist the diocese in efforts to provide preventive measures designed to keep all of our children and youth safe from harm now and in the future.  Through ongoing education, we strive to empower the people in our diocesan offices, parishes, schools, and diocesan entities to create and maintain safe environments for our children and youth.  We extend efforts to ensure that our children and youth receive an upbringing  that forms in them a sense of right relationships and a respect for the dignity of all persons.


Our educational program for adults is: VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children for Adults.


Our educational program for children and youth is:  Child Lures Prevention and Teen Lures Prevention.


We hope you will find this webpage helpful and informative. 

The list below provides additional information.


Standards of Ministerial Behavior

Policy For The Protection Of Children And Young People (updated April 10, 2014)

Criminal History Background Check Policy