Compliance Resources

Compliance Resources

OPCY is here to assist parishes and schools in their efforts to fulfill the child protection policies of the Archdiocese of Chicago as well as those of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

Contact Us:

Maricela Gonzalez
Office Manager
312.534.5388
[email protected]

Mayra Flores, BA
Safe Environment Coordinator
312.534.5238
[email protected]
 

Office for the Protection of Children & Youth

Safe Environment Compliance Guidelines Chart, July 2022

 

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Role CBC FP CANTS
689
PGC & KPA, VAT or HT MRT & CANTS 22/A ASB CC
Clergy: Priests and deacons  
Candidates for ordination (seminarians and diaconate formation)    
All employees of Pastoral Center, parishes and agencies   (✓)*    
School employees (certified & non-certified)  
DREs/CREs, catechists, SPRED volunteers with minors, youth ministers, coaches, scout leaders    

School volunteers and all parish
volunteers who serve with children and/or youth

   
Ministers to vulnerable adults (SPRED volunteers, ministers of care, hospital visitors, etc.)   (✓)* ✓ (VAT)    
Non-archdiocese employee/volunteer/contractor +          
Employees who are minors       (HT)      


+ Parish/School must have contract through Legal Services for third-party vendors

 

Those under the age of 18 are unable to meet safe environment compliance requirements; therefore, they may not be in a supervisory role or in charge of minors. However, if they are employed, minors must create a Virtus account at virtusonline.org to be assigned appropriate training.

Safe Environment compliance is a condition of employment and volunteer service. All compliance recordkeeping is to be verified and tracked within the Virtus System Database and reported in the Annual Audit.

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