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Mission:

  • To create safe environments for children
  • To help make all adults protectors of children

Protecting God’s Children

Diocese of Trenton
Safe Environment Program

Protecting God’s Children is the VIRTUS program for protecting children from child sexual abuse

VIRTUS is the brand name that identifies best practices programs designed to prevent wrongdoing and promote “rightdoing” within religious organizations.


ALL ADULTS ARE PROTECTORS OF CHILDREN
AS AN ADULT, IT IS YOUR ROLE IN THE FAITH COMMUNITY TO…
– Keep your eyes and ears open
– Report any suspicious activity to the appropriate authorities and church officials


Session Format

Viewing and discussion of two videos
Presentation of local information

A Time to Protect God’s Children
— Addresses the nature of child abuse

A Plan to Protect God’s Children
— Focuses on the specific plan to prevent child sexual abuse