Virtus Program for Children

 

Beginning in 2003 The Diocese of Savannah requires all catechists, extraordinary ministers, ushers, and anyone else who works with children under the age of 18 in a parish setting to participate in Virtus training, (a safe environment program) as well as submit to a background check and sign the Diocesan Code of Conduct.  This program has been expanded to include a Touching Safety program for the children enrolled in religious education classes.  As a parent, you have the right to choose whether or not your student participates.  If you choose not have your child/children participate in this program please request the “Opt-Out form” when you register for religious education classes.