Protecting God's Children
Updated: August 2021
We look forward to seeing more of you at school this year in the capacity of volunteering. Per the Archdiocese of Chicago and the State of Illinois requirements, there are mandatory items that need to be completed before we can have anyone work with children. Therefore, an explanation of the requirements are listed below.
The following is an overview of Protecting God's Children compliance resources:
- Virtus registration account
All volunteers need to set up a Virtus account. (www.virtus.org)
- PGC (Protecting God's Children) training
In the past the Arch only accepted live training, but now they are offering online training.
- Keeping the Promise Alive
This is a new requirement for everyone who took PGC training before 2018, and it will be required every 3 years. This is automatically assigned to everyone's Virtus account.
- CANTS 689 Form
This is required annually for all volunteers. Please return it to Linda Foy in the UGC office. Do not send it to DCFS.
- Archdiocesan Standards of Behavior (ASB)
This is the old Code of Conduct form. It was assigned by the Arch and users read it and acknowledge it once you log into Virtus.
- Mandated Reporter Training (MRT)
This is another new requirement for all volunteers. It is a state mandated form required for anyone who works with children. You will need to complete an online course that takes about 25 minutes: http://.mr.dcfstraining.org. Once completed, please send a copy to Linda Foy in the UGC Office, and she will record it in your Virtus account.
- CANTS 22 form
Mandated reporters will also need to sign acknowledgement that they know they are a mandated reporter.