Safe Environment Program

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond is committed to ensuring that diocesan institutions and ministries provide a safe and nurturing environment for children, young people and vulnerable individuals. The mission of the diocesan Safe Environment Program is to create a safe environment incorporating the standards as outlined in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

Who is required to complete background screenings?

All employees, clergy, and those volunteers working with minors in our parishes and schools are required to complete background screening.  (A minor is considered under the age of 18.)

What is required of volunteers?

  1. Complete a ScreeningONE Volunteer form and return the original to the parish office.  (Re-screening occurs every five years.)
  2. Attend a Virtus Training program, offered throughout the diocese at various locations.  (You need only attend this program one time.)

FORMS, DOCUMENTS, AND LINKS can be found on the diocesan website

  • VIRTUS Training Program - Click here to register (All training currently being offered in the diocese will be listed.  Choose the one that best fits your schedule.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office (804-740-4044).