Protecting God’s Children™
Information for Volunteers Serving the Youth of Gesu Parish
In 2004 the Diocese of Cleveland began implementing Protecting God’s Children™, also known as Virtus, a program aimed at the prevention of child sexual abuse. This program seeks to safeguard our children by educating school and parish staff, volunteers and parents about ways to prevent sexual abuse, methods of properly reporting suspicions of abuse, and the proper way to respond to allegations of abuse.
In order to do all we can to keep children safe, Gesu Parish and School comply with the requirements of the Virtus Program. Thank you for your generous service to the families of Gesu.
The Gesu Parish Staff:
For the purposes of Protecting God’s Children, a volunteer is anyone who interacts with youth more than once a month and/or more than four hours a month.
Examples include (but are not limited to): Cafeteria Aides, Playground Monitors, those who routinely assist in the Library, Art Room or Technology Lab, Coaches, Team Managers, Scout leaders, Children’s Liturgy of the Word volunteers and PSR teachers.