Priests, employees and volunteers subject to archdiocese compliance standards

 

Clergy, full- and part-time employees, and volunteers who work with children within the Archdiocese of Chicago are subject to these compliance standards, overseen by the archdiocese's Safe Environment Office, a division of the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth:

• The church requires personnel to complete eApps online criminal background check. (More than 113,200 employees and volunteers have had background checks.)

• The church requires personnel to submit Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System, or CANTS, Form to Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

• Church personnel attend mandated reporter training.

• Church personnel attend Virtus/Protecting God's Children training. (3,700 such sessions have been conducted since 2003, attended by 175,000 employees and volunteers.)

• Church personnel sign a code of conduct.

Source: Archdiocese of Chicago

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