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As previously announced, the Archdiocese will be moving to SafeParish as the new platform for Child Protection training and compliance in July 2021. SafeParish is an organization that specializes in training and education solutions for organizations world-wide. They have 20+ years of experience in providing child safe environment training programs.

Once all the local safe environment coordinators have been registered on the SafeParish website, set up as local site administrators, and trained on the SafeParish website and database, then SafeParish will send emails to all current VIRTUS account holders with instructions for registering on the SafeParish website. All existing VIRTUS account information will be transferred to SafeParish from the VIRTUS database. We anticipate this email and registration process will begin sometime shortly after July 1.

Before then, please check your VIRTUS accounts to make sure that your address, phone number, and email address are up to date. Please catch up on your monthly bulletins (if you are behind) before the end of June.

Ongoing child protection training will still be required for all volunteers and employees and will consist of quarterly interactive video-based training instead of monthly bulletins. As the Archdiocese moves closer to the conversion date, additional information regarding your new SafeParish account will be provided.

For more information on the Decree on Child Protection, please visit the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's website.