The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has required all Dioceses to have in place Safe Environment Programs for the protection of children and young people.
The components of Safe Environment required by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston are:
- Background Checks
- Diocesan Policy Relating to Sexual Abuse of Children
- In-service Workshop (Protecting God’s Children for Adults by Virtus®)
All individuals over the age of 18 who are or wish to become liturgical ministers, catechists, musicians, choir members, or to volunteer in any capacity are required to complete all 3 components. Below you will find instructions for completing all components. Thank you for taking the time to help keep our children safe!