The Diocese of Green Bay is committed to creating, providing, and maintaining safe environments in all its parishes, schools, and other institutions so that all persons, especially children, youth, and individuals at risk, will be protected as far as possible from all harm, including physical and sexual abuse.
Who must complete a background check in the Diocese of Green Bay?
All priests, deacons, other ministers, and employees (who may or may not have contact with children, young people, and individuals at risk) and adult volunteers who have contact with children, young people, and individuals at risk as part of their volunteer duties are required to complete an online application form in which they:
- Provide the Diocese with professional/personal references.
- Acknowledge the appropriate online authorization forms.
- Authorize a criminal background check and receive a satisfactory report.
How do I complete a background check?
Log into www.virtus.org to begin the background check process.
What do I do if I have technical difficulties completing the application?
Please call the parish or school where you work or volunteer. You may also contact the Office of Safe Environment at 920-272-8198 or 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8198, or e-mail.
How do I complete a background check if I don't have Internet access?
Please call the parish or school where you work or volunteer.
You may also contact:
Office of Safe Environment
Catholic Diocese of Green Bay
P.O. Box 23825
Green Bay, WI 54305-3825
(920) 272-8198 or 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8198
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