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Archdiocese of Washington Child Protection Policy


The Archdiocese of Washington has completed its revision of the Child Protection Policy, which was effective on June 1, 2003. In accordance with this policy, all volunteers who have contact with children must complete the Child Protection Policy Compliance Checklist for Volunteers.

Register for an account on VIRTUS at

Attend a Protecting God’s Children for Adults Workshop no later than 60 days following the assumption of duties.  If access to the Internet is not available, please see the Child Protection Compliance Coordinator at the school for further assistance with the registration process.  When you set up your account on VIRTUS, the system will allow you to register for the required workshop.  Choose a date and location from the drop-down menu that fits your schedule.  The Code of Conduct and Contact with Minors must also be completed at the time of registration.


Complete Volunteer Application Form.

Return the completed application to the Child Protection Compliance Coordinator at the school.  It will be kept on file at the school.



All volunteers must obtain a copy of the fingerprint authorization form from the office.  Fingerprints may be obtained  through the Charles County Sheriff’s Office or any ADW authorized fingerprinting agency.