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​​​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 Finger​printing Office and, if the pastor/administrator agrees, the volunteer may submit the Confirmation of Prior Conduct.