Protecting God's Children

The Archdiocese of Chicago Office of the Protection of Children and Youth’s (OPCY) mission is to respond to victim-survivors who report sexual abuse by assisting them in the process of healing and reporting allegations, and ensure the Archdiocese is providing services to prevent future instances of sexual abuse. All volunteers within the Archdiocese of Chicago are required to adhere to the requirements of the Protecting God's Children program. For further information and requirements, please view the following documents.

Protecting God's Children Compliance Letter

VIRTUS Criminal Background Check and Protecting God's Children Training

eApps Instructions for Employees

Code of Conduct - Available here or you can print your completed form from the VIRTUS website. Your completed Code of Conduct should be returned to Karin Jurczak for the Ministry Center or Julie Morones for the School.

DCFS - CANTS Form and Instructions

Mandated Reporter Instructions