The Diocese of Sioux City requires that any employee or volunteer who may have contact with children must submit to a Criminal History Background Check before beginning their volunteer assignment and attend VIRTUS training.

“Protecting God’s Children” is a program developed by The National Catholic Risk Retention Group (TNCRRG) at the request of Monsignor Kevin McCoy, past board chairman of TNCRRG.

The Diocese is offering the online version of the training module offered by Virtus.  All face to face live training sessions have been cancelled.  We will not be scheduling any more live trainings until the Bishop determines that it is safe to open up the parishes and schools. 

The training is extended for selected employees and volunteers through the use of monthly online training bulletins.

All employees of the Diocese, parishes or schools, as well as volunteers who work with children, are required to attend a “Protecting God’s Children” training class within 90 days of the start of their service.

To sign up for training, please visit their website at
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