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Transition to VIRTUS - Safe Environment Training Update

November 27, 2017

As you are already aware, the Diocese of Honolulu will be upgrading to a new service provider for our adult Safe Environment training effective January 1, 2018, utilizing the VIRTUS programs offered by the National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc.  

Couple of important updates regarding this upgrade: 

1)      Our previous adult Safe Environment training service provider, Shield the Vulnerable, made available an online course titled “Teen Safety Overview” that some parishes and schools utilized for their youth Safe Environment training provided to high school students, youth ministry participants, etc. 

Please be aware that VIRTUS Programs will also offer an online training for teens; it takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete and is titled “Healthy Relationships for Teens.”  Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about this offering. 

2)      As a reminder, the Shield the Vulnerable website is no longer in service as of November 1, 2017 and currently there  is no general access to Safe Environment background screenings or trainings until January 1, 2018 as we prepare for the complete cutover to VIRTUS online.   If there is an urgent need for any of your employees or volunteers to complete the Safe Environment requirements between now and December 31st, please contact me directly and I will do my best to assist you on a case-by-case basis. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Kristin J. Leandro, LSW
Director - Safe Environment
Roman Catholic Church in the State of Hawaii
6301 Pali Hwy
Kaneohe, HI  96744
Phone: (808) 203-6719
FAX: (808) 261-7022
Email: kleandro@rcchawaii.org