Archdiocese Updates Background Check Process

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has contracted with to screen all its clerics, employees, and volunteers in order to provide the safest possible environment for the children under its care.

Currently, criminal background checks are conducted by Archdiocesan employees. Effective early next year,®, a national, Catholic faith-based background check company located in the Cincinnati area, will begin providing all background check services for the Archdiocese, said Tom Coz, the Safe Environment Coordinator for Children and Youth.

“While child safety was the primary concern in reviewing our current processes,” Coz said, “we were also able to identify a solution that will be less expensive to our volunteers and our parishes, and less invasive to our volunteers, while at the same time allowing for a more streamlined process for parishes and staff to submit to and view background check results.”

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Article by Melissa Fleming