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Safe Environment Office extends protection efforts

November 10, 2022

Empowering God’s Children offered, encouraged in every parish

Parishes in the Diocese of Richmond have implemented another way to safeguard children and youth from harm.

Empowering God’s Children is a VIRTUS program that has been a successful part of diocesan Catholic school curriculum “forever,” according to Nazia Shafi, director of the diocesan Office of Safe Environment. As of September 2022, it is present in every parish.

Read the full story in The Catholic Virginian: