St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church is committed to providing a “safe environment” for everyone, especially our children. We believe in education that raises awareness of sexual abuse, that identifies the signs of sexual abuse, that explains how to control access to our children and vulnerable adults and that encourages responsible reporting of abuse. This information is critical as we go forward into the future.
The Diocese of Richmond has chosen the VIRTUE Program to achieve these goals. All employees of the Diocese and all volunteers who have contact with children must be VIRTUS trained and attend a class.