What is VIRTUS?
VIRTUS is the brand name that identifies programs designed to help prevent wrongdoing and promote “rightdoing” in regards to children within religious organizations. The VIRTUS programs empower organizations and people to better control risk in regards to children, and improve the lives of all those who interact with children in the Church.
To whom does this apply?
Why do I need to be VIRTUS trained?
Following the directives of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), all Diocese of the United States must require the religious institutions associated with those Diocese to protect the lives of our children by requiring all adults who interact with children. This directive is accomplished through the VIRTUS program, by requiring all adults who come into contact with children, through religious instituations, to meet the following steps:
If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to know more about the VIRTUS Programs, visit their website.