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The Diocese of Savannah and the Church of the Holy Family is committed to providing safe environments and fostering continuous improvement in every organization that sponsors activities and/or provides services to children and youth.
Safe Environment Training
All volunteers and staff must meet Safe Environment Requirements.
Through a series of workshops, educational materials, media articles and background checks, the Diocese is:
- Increasing awareness of potentially harmful situations through the VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children adult training workshops.
- Implementing a Diocesan Code of Conduct for Those Working with Minors which outlines acceptable and unacceptable behaviors for all clergy, employees and volunteers.
- Evaluating background checks for relevance to the employee’s or volunteer’s position.
- Providing continuing education through the VIRTUS Web site.
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.
To become a volunteer for Church of the Holy Family, you will first have to complete Safe Environment training including a VIRTUS Class, background check and completing a Code of Conduct. To get started visit www.virtusonline.org and click “First Time Registrant” or call the Church Office at 706-323-6908.
Current volunteers will need to recertify their VIRTUS training every five years. Please use the link below to log into your account and complete the assigned course.
If you need assistance, please call the office at 706-323-6908.