VIRTUS® and Background Checks

The Diocese of Green Bay is committed to creating, providing and maintaining safe environments in all its parishes, schools, and other institutions so that all persons, especially children, youth and individuals at risk, will be protected as far as possible from all harm including physical and sexual abuse.

VIRTUS®

All priests, deacons, other ministers, and employees who may or may not have contact with children, young people and individuals at risk and volunteers who have contact with children, young people and individuals at risk as part of their volunteer duties are required to complete the VIRTUS Adult Awareness Training Session.

VIRTUS® Website

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Printable VIRTUS® Schedule

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Directions to the Diocese of Green Bay

When using GPS or online driving directions (do NOT use Mapquest). Please use the address: 1825 Riverside Dr, Green Bay (or Allouez) 54301.

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VIRTUS® Q&A

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Background Checks

All priests, deacons, other ministers, and employees (who may or may not have contact with children, young people and individuals at risk) and adult volunteers who have contact with children, young people and individuals at risk as part of their volunteer duites are required to complete an online application form in which they:

  1. provide the Diocese with professional/personal references;
  2. complete, sign and date the appropriate declaration form;
  3. authorize a criminal background check and receive a satisfactory report.

How do I complete a background check?
CLICK HERE to go to eAppsDB to begin the background check process. (You will need an access code to complete the application. Please contact your parish or school for directions with this information.)

What do I do if I have technical difficulties completing the application?
Please call the parish or school where you work or volunteer. You may also contact the diocesan Safe Environment Department at 920-272-8198 or 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8198, or e-mail.

How do I complete a background check if I don’t have internet access?
Please call the parish or school where you work or volunteer. You may also contact the diocesan Safe Environment Department at (920) 272-8198 or 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8198, or e-mail.