As a general matter, all adult parish volunteers who have regular contact with minors must be fingerprinted
under the California Penal Code. The fingerprints are submitted to the
California Department of Justice. Fingerprint reports and any subsequent
arrest notifications are overseen by the archdiocesan Fingerprinting Office
as the confidential reporter of criminal offender record information
(CORI reporter), or by the location if the location is continuing to
rely on its CORI reporter rather than the archdiocesan Fingerprinting
Office.The archdiocesan policy is to fingerprint adults, not minors. Under state law,
people who are under 18 years old should not be fingerprinted.
Therefore, any minors who volunteer to work with other minors need to be
supervised at all times by an adult who has been fingerprinted and has
completed VIRTUS® training; the minor volunteer should not work alone
with other minors. If an adult volunteer has a valid reason not to be
fingerprinted, the volunteer needs to consult the pastor/administrator
at the parish or the archdiocesan Fingerprinting Office and, if the pastor/administrator agrees, the volunteer may submit the Confirmation of Prior Conduct.