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To volunteer in Catholic Parishes, adults must be certified in the Archdiocese of Washington Child-Protection Program. 


  1. Create an account on Virtus

  2. Go to Training and Live Training on the Virtus website and select "pre-register for an upcoming live training session" and then register to attend a child-protection training session.

  3. Contact Martha Kerley, parish child protection coordinator, and schedule a date and time to bring her a copy of a completed volunteer application.

  4. Make an appointment with one of the fingerprinting centers on this list to get fingerprinted. 

  5. Bring two government identification documents (passport and driver's license) and this pre-registration form (which has reference number specific to SJB) to the fingerprinting center and complete fingerprinting.

  6. Attend the child-protection workshop: Protecting God’s Children for Adults. Remember to sign in and pick up the Child Protection Policy Booklet before you leave.

  7. Bring the signed Acknowledgment Form from the back page of the Child Protection Policy Booklet to Martha Kerley at SJB.


Contact -- Parish Child Protection Compliance Coordinator, Martha Kerley, 301-622 1122,

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