ADOM Safe Environment Policy

HRSR Volunteer Packet 2019
About Safe Environment Procedures (From the Archdiocese of Miami):

In an effort to guard the safety of Vulnerable Persons under the care of the Archdiocese, all Church Personnel, ages 18 and older, will be required to submit a completed Criminal Background Check Form as well as a complete set of fingerprints so as to facilitate a criminal background investigation.

Eligibility for employment, volunteer work, or ministry will be contingent and conditioned upon a satisfactory background investigation. This background investigation will be updated every five years. This policy applies even if an individual has been cleared through an FBI or FDLE check conducted by their employer or another entity.

Volunteers under the age of 18 are not allowed to have unsupervised access to children, youth or vulnerable adults. This includes youth ministers, coaches, mentors, scout leaders, babysitters, etc.

These individuals who may assist with children, youth and vulnerable adults must be supervised by a volunteer or employee who has been Virtus trained and has successfully completed a Level 2 Background Check. Because volunteers under the age of 18 are not allowed to have unsupervised access to children, youth or vulnerable adults, they are not screened for criminal history. Virtus training for volunteers under the age of 18 is optional. All Church Personnel, including applicants offered a position, independent contractors and volunteers working with Vulnerable Persons are required to successfully complete safe environment training through the Virtus program. For new Church Personnel, Virtus training must be completed within 45 days of hire.

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About Virtus Training (From the Archdiocese of Miami)

Virtus training sessions run approximately three hours long. Due to the subject matter, children are not allowed in the sessions. Participants will not be allowed to enter if arriving late, nor will their attendance be counted if they leave early.

Virtus training sessions will be conducted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For step-by-step instructions on how to register for an online Virtus training session, click here.

To register for a Virtus "Protecting God's Children for Adults" session, please see here: Register for VIRTUS Training

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General Fingerprinting Procedure (From the Archdiocese of Miami)

Church Personnel and Covered Volunteers must register online by accessing and following these instructions:
  • Click "Schedule an appointment" (registration can be done in English or Spanish)

  • Create a secure username/password and enter the Fieldprint scheduling system

  • In the "Reason why you need to be fingerprinted" screen, select the web link: "I know my Fieldprint Code." (To obtain this access code, please call your parish or school beforehand). Please note that the access code is case sensitive.

  • Provide all the information requested. This information is required by the FDLE/FBI in order to process the criminal search.

  • At this point, the website will prompt the applicant for the information required to find a local fingerprinting facility and schedule an appointment. Instructions, directions, maps and photos will all be provided directly online.

  • If additional questions or problems arise, please contact Fieldprint customer service at: 1-800-799-1067, or Or select the "Contact Us" link on the website.
To obtain your access code, please contact us (305) 233-8711 ext. 115 or email

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