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.

Who has to complete a background check in the Diocese of Green Bay?
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 on the eAppsDB link 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.