ICC is a Diocesan Safe Environment

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond is committed to ensuring that diocesan institutions and ministries provide a safe and nurturing environment for children, young people and vulnerable individuals. The mission of the diocesan Safe Environment Program is to create a safe environment incorporating the standards as outlined in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

Who is required to complete background screenings?

All employees, clergy and those volunteers working with minors in our parishes and schools are required to complete background screening.  (A minor is considered under the age of 18.)

What is required of volunteers?

  1. Complete a ScreeningONE Volunteer form and return the original to the parish office. (Re-screening occurs every five years.)

  2. Attend a Virtus Training program, offered throughout the diocese at various locations. (You need only attend this program one time.)

FORMS, DOCUMENTS, AND LINKS (Adobe Acrobat Reader needed)

  • VIRTUS Training Program - Click here to register (All trainings currently being offered in the diocese will be listed. Choose the one that best fits your schedule.

If you have any questions, please contact Ann Hart in the Parish Office (757) 826-0393.

Safe Environment Information

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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is a parish of the Diocese of Richmond and is committed and compliant to the Safe Environment Standards.

Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our diocese to notify civil authorities, call the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064, and reach out to the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.

For more information on the Diocesan Child Protection and Safe Environment program visit: https://richmonddiocese.org/child_protection_virtus/