A key to our commitment to promoting safe environments in our parishes and communities is for all persons in positions of trust in regard to minors and vulnerable adults to fulfill the Enhanced Essential 3 requirements (EE3), with re-credentialing required every three years. Your involvement at your parish as an employee or volunteer who interacts with children, youth or vulnerable adults warrants compliance with the Archdiocese’s Safe Environment requirements.
The EE3 relates to:
1) Code of Conduct
2) Safe Environment Training (VIRTUS)
3) Background checks
You can complete your background recheck, complete Safe Environment re-training, as well as read and sign a Code of Conduct online at www.virtus.org. For the Guide to VIRTUS.org, scroll to bottom of page.
*If you previously attended a VIRTUS session, please do not create a new account; you MUST log in using your existing account. If you cannot remember your User ID, please contact Trish at the parish office. Once you log in to your account, you will have access to the background recheck, re-training video, and Code of Conduct within the Toolbox tab.
Here is what is asked specifically of you:
☒ Read and sign the online Code of Conduct. All parish employees and volunteers must read and sign the Code of Conduct.
☒ Complete the online background recheck as required by your parish.
☒ Renew your safe environment training (VIRTUS) by viewing the Keeping the Promise Alive training video as required by your parish. The video lasts approximately 30 minutes and involves 5 questions at the end of the video.
If you have any questions, please contact Trish at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-955-1458.
Your participation in the Enhanced Essential 3 will make our local Church a safer environment for all. Thanks for doing all that you can to protect God’s children, particularly the most vulnerable among us!
Click Here to read Archbishop's Letter regarding the importance of Enhanced Essential 3.