What is VIRTUS training for school volunteers?

VIRTUS is a Diocesan program focused on protecting our children.  This program is required for any adult who volunteers their time in any Catholic school, including field trips, etc.  The VIRTUS program helps participants understand why wrongdoings happen to children and how we can be more aware of how to protect our children.  In addition to VIRTUS, all school volunteers are required to have a background check and sign a Diocesan Code of Conduct.  VIRTUS training, Code of Coduct, and background checks are also required for all school staff and faculty.