OFFICE FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN & YOUTH COMPLIANCE GUIDELINES AND TRAINING CHART
All clergy, employees, volunteers must have a Virtus account as part of Safe Environment Compliance
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|Role||CBC||FP||CANTS||PGC & KPA-Virtus||MRT||ACC||CC|
|Clergy: Priests, Deacons & Seminarians||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|All Employees of Pastoral Center, Parishes & Agencies||✓||(✓)*||✓||✓|
|School Employees [Certified & Non-certified]||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|DREs/CREs, Catechists, SPRED Volunteers, |
Youth Ministers, Coaches, Scout leaders
School Volunteers, and All Parish
|Ministers to Vulnerable Adults (SPRED volunteers, Ministers of Care, hospital visitors, etc.)||✓||(✓)*||✓||✓|
FP: Fingerprints run through Accurate Biometrics for the Archdiocese of Chicago. School employees may not begin work until fingerprints have been submitted. Schools have the necessary forms. [IL School Code 105 ILCS 5/2-3.25o]
CANTS: Yearly check of the central registry of Department of Children and Family Services. *Required only once for employees who do not work with children. (Policy 603.5)
English CANTS Form | Spanish CANTS Form
KPA: Virtus’ Keeping the Promise Alive 3-year recertification program done online through Virtus (Policy 603.7)
MRT: Mandated Reporter Training from State of IL training website. Recertified every 3 years. Catechists are required to take it. CANTS-22 (22A for clergy) forms are to be kept in file. (Policy 603.6 and 603.7)
ACC: Archdioceses Code of Conduct. Read and signed at time of hire and re-acknowledged yearly through Virtus (Policy 603.4)
Archdiocesan Code of Conduct (English)
Archdiocesan Code of Conduct (Spanish)
Archdiocesan Code of Conduct (Polish)
CC: Critical conversations, A Virtus program for clergy only. Recommended 5 years after ordination.
Student training: Every student in every grade in both schools and religious education programs are to be offered training on how to protect themselves from sexual abuse. (Policy 603.7)
- Those under the age of 18 are unable to meet compliance requirements; therefore, they may not be in a supervisor position or in charge of minors.
- All compliance records are to be kept within Virtus database. They are reported on the Annual Audit survey