Welcome to the Office for the Protection of Children and Young People

The Diocese of Savannah is committed to providing safe environments and fostering continuous improvement in every organization that sponsors activities and/or provides services to children and youth.

Through a series of workshops, educational materials, media articles and background checks, the Diocese is:
  • Increasing awareness of potentially harmful situations through the VIRTUS Protecting God's Children adult training workshops.
  • Implementing a Diocesan Code of Conduct for Those Working with Minors which outlines acceptable and unacceptable behaviors for all clergy, employees and volunteers.
  • Evaluating background checks for relevance to the employee’s or volunteer’s position.
  • Providing continuing education through the VIRTUS Web site.
Joan B. Altmeyer
Director, Safe Environment/Immigration


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