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Protecting Our Children

protect_children_imageOnce the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has received confirmation you have attended a VIRTUS® Protecting God’s Children Awareness Session for the Decree on Child Protection and a positive criminal background check, the information will be provided to the location(s) you indicated on the form you completed for the criminal background check. No information will be provided to the location(s) until both processes are completed.

All people who intend to work or volunteer in any of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati parishes, schools, or institutions, must also attend (or have already attended) a VIRTUS® Protecting God’s Children Awareness Session for the Decree on Child Protection before you are approved to work with children. Registration information for these sessions is listed in the VIRTUS® section. Learn More


Archdiocesan Background Check/Fingerprinting

All people who intend to work or volunteer in any of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati parishes, schools, or institutions must complete a background check by being fingerprinted. More information regarding fingerprinting is listed in this section. Learn More

Public Fingerprinting

Please visit www.SELECTION.com or http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Business-and-Non-Profits/Business/Webcheck/Webcheck-Community-Listing for fingerprinting locations.

Resources and Publications

Information included in this section consists of Archbishop Schnurr’s Letter, USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) Reports, How to Report Abuse, Victim’s Assistance Coordinator’s contact information, Why We Fingerprint, Responsibility of the Pastor, Clergy Alerts, Archbishop Pilarczyk’s Statement on Court Settlement. Learn More