Safeguard the Children

Safeguard the Children was established to create a safe environment for children and youth in all Catholic parish and school communities.

Safeguard the Children (STC) is a comprehensive program designed to promote safety and to prevent child sexual abuse, which was initiated in all dioceses in the United States at the direction of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). There is a STC Committee in each parish that helps to implement the objectives of the USCCB “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” (2005).

Go to the links below where you will find information on Virtus, Recertification and Fingerprinting.

ABVM Parish information: Safeguard the Children 

Archdiocese Website links: 

Finger Printing: 

Virtus – Safeguard the Children: