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Background Screening Requirements

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In compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children/Young People and in the effort to prevent sexual misconduct and/or child abuse, all representatives of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond—all clergy, deacons, employees of any parish, diocesan school or diocesan office–regardless of contact with children must complete a background check.  Additionally, any volunteer in a ministry with direct contact with children must complete a background check.

Clergy and employees are required to complete their background screening on or before the first day of employment or service. Volunteers complete their background screening application as a part of registering for their VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children training.

 Background Screening Volunteers

  1. Volunteer background screenings are completed via the VIRTUS system. After registering for a VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children for Adults training session, volunteers will be prompted to complete a background screening application in ScreeningOne.
  2. During the registration process new registrants are required to acknowledge the Diocesan Code of Conduct and Diocesan Safe Environment Regulations.
  3. Background checks are renewed through the VIRTUS system every 5 years.

 

Background Screening Clergy and Religious

  1. Background screenings for all clergy and religious are managed by the Office of Human Resources.
  2. All clergy and religious are required to acknowledge the Diocesan Code of Conduct and Diocesan Safe Environment Regulations via the VIRTUS registration process.
  3. Background screenings are renewed every 5 years, facilitated by the Office of Human Resources.

 

Background Screening Employees

  1. All background screenings are completed as part of the new employee’s onboarding process.
  2. New employees are required to acknowledge the Diocesan Code of Conduct and Diocesan Safe Environment Regulations via the VIRTUS registration process.
  3. Background screenings are renewed every 5 years.