Protecting Our Children

Decree on Child Protection

All people who intend to work or volunteer in any of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s parishes, schools, or institutions, must attend VIRTUS® Child Awareness Session for the Decree on Child Protection before you are approved to work with children.

Archdiocesan 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 with Selection.com from within their VIRTUS account.

For more information about these requirements, including details about attending a VIRTUS session or completing a background check and fingerprinting, click here.

Reporting Abuse

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 report the abuse to the Coordinator of Ministry to Survivors of Abuse, formally known as Victims’ Assistance Coordinator, of the Archdiocese at 513-263-6623 or 1-800-686-2724 ext. 6623 as well as to the secular legal authorities.