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Protecting Children and Youth

Before becoming involved with any ministry, all church/school employees and volunteers age 18 and older must successfully complete the following requirements. Anyone under age 18 is prohibited from working with children or vulnerable adults without the presence and direct supervision of an authorized adult.

1.  VIRTUS Training
All volunteers must attend VIRTUS Training.  Please register an account in VIRTUS, please decipher beteen Saint Juliana Parish or Saint Juliana School.  If you are unsure please reach out to the program administrators.  New volunteers need to register for a class. If you have already attended a class you must continue to read the monthly training bulletins that are sent to your email.  To register for a class and to read training bulletins go to  For further instructions click the link below:
2.  Background Check  
If you interact with minors you will need to complete a background check. Your background check will be completed through your Virtus account.    
3.  CANTS Form
The CANTS form for the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services needs to be completed each fall and turned into the program administrator at the church or school. 
4.  Standards of Behavior
Please print the form below, read, sign, and return it to the school office. 
5. Mandated Reporter Training  

Every volunteer will need to go to the DCFS training website and complete the Mandated Reporter Training. The certificate must be turned in to the school office. This training needs to be completed every three years.

For additional information, please visit the following Archdiocesan resources:
Please direct questions and concerns to the program administrators:
Parish: Diane Holmen 
School:  Joanna Drzich 

Our parish follows the policies and procedures established by the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth, a department of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Together we share knowledge about child protection to make a difference in the lives of children and society at large. Parents and caregivers of children and vulnerable adults are encouraged to consult prevention resources at the Children Matter Network.

Anyone suspecting abuse or neglect of a child should immediately contact the DCFS hotline at 800-25ABUSE (800.252.2373). More information is also provided in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Youth created by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB.)