Safe Parish Child Protection
(As of 4:30 pm, Friday, July 9, 2021, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is no longer using VIRTUS. We are only using SafeParish. )
Anyone who was current with their Virtus training should have received an email asking them to register with Safe Parish. If you have updated your information with Virtus, this new registration should go easy.
Safe Parish will check the information with Virtus and transfer your training, fingerprints, background check form, etc. over to Safe Parish.
There will be no in-person initial training. All new volunteers and employees will register to participate in an intereactive online training. Training sessions (called bulletins) will be sent out quarterly and you will have 30 days to finish them.
All videos are interactive and you will be asked to stop and answer questions along the way. If you have not finished within the 30 days your status will automatically be listed as non-approved.
The email you receive should have all the information you need to register. If needed, the website is www.AoCSafeEnvironment.org.
About Safe Parish:
The Archdiocese has moved to SafeParish as the new platform for Child Protection training and
compliance. SafeParish is an organization that specializes in training and education solutions for
organizations worldwide. They have 20+ years of experience in providing child safe environment
training programs. SafeParish will continue to work with our current background check provider
■ All training / background checks for current VIRTUS users will be transferred to SafeParish. NO NEW TRAINING
■ Ongoing training will still be required through SafeParish; however, it will be quarterly instead of monthly.
■ Under VIRTUS, if you missed 3 monthly bulletins, you were out of compliance. With the new SafeParish, if you miss only 1 quarterly training, you will be out of compliance.
ALL teachers, cafeteria/playground workers, coaches, volunteers, staff members, priests and deacons, Mass Coordinators, Scout Leaders and Maintenance employees MUST remain in compliance of the decree.
Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr urges anyone who was abused as a child by a priest or any other representative of the Archdiocese, or knows someone who was, to report the abuse immediately to the secular legal authorities and to the Coordinator of Ministry to Survivors of Abuse, Brian Spears 1-800-686-2724, Ext 6623.