The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Decree on Child Protection requires all volunteers over the age of 18 who work with children on a regular basis to complete a background check and attend a VIRTUS Training session. A regular volunteer is a person who works with children more than one hour a month.
Employees must attend a VIRTUS session, complete a background check, and be fingerprinted.
If you are planning to volunteer to work with children at St. Brigid Parish, please obtain selection.com online background check and attend a VIRTUS traing session as soon as possible.
To learn more about VIRTUS and to register for a training session near you, click on: www.virtusonline.com This is also the website to access Selection.com for the Fastrax background check. The parish is willing to pay for the background check if you are unable. Please contact Janell Klippel for a token to use as payment before you begin your background check.
These Archdiocesean policies will help protect our children from abuse and safeguard their well-being.
Fingerprinting for employees must be done at Selection.com offices. Please check the Selection.com website for the office locations and to see if there is a mobile unit near you. Fingerprinting must be paid for when the fingerprinting is done. If you are unable to pay for the fingerprinting ($30 or $32), the parish will pay, so please contact the Parish Office before you are fingerprinted if you need the parish to pay.
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati uses VIRTUS to train all its employees and volunteers who work with children.
If you or someone you know has been abused at any time by an agent of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati (priest, deacon, employee or volunteer), the Archdiocese urges you to contact Sandy Keiser, LISW, the Victims’ Assistance Coordinator of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, at 513-263-6623 as well as to the victim’s secular legal authorities.
A list of all St. Brigid Church individuals who are in compliance with the Archdiocese Decree on Child Protection is available at the Parish Office. Compliance means that the volunteer has successfully completed a background check and has attended a VIRTUS Training session and reading monthly bulletins. For employees, compliance means having successfully completed the background check, attended a VIRTUS training session, reading monthly bulletins and been fingerprinted.
For more information contact
937-372-3193 / Parish Office