VIRTUS is the brand name that identifies best practices programs designed to help prevent wrongdoing and promote “rightdoing” within religious organizations. The VIRTUS programs empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church. The programs were created by The National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc. (National Catholic). For detailed information, please visit the VIRTUS Program Website.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Safeguard the Children provides training and education. VIRTUS training is a requirement from the Archdiocese for all employees and volunteers. For detailed information and how to register for a class, please visit the Archdiocese website links below. Both in-person classes and in-person virtual classes via Zoom are available. In the class you will learn how to safeguard children and watch out for those who may want to harm them. First timers attend a 3 hour class and after 4 years attend a 2 hour refresher course. You will receive a certificate for attending.