Archdiocesan Safe Environment Program
The Archdiocese of Atlanta is committed to helping children and young people learn and grow in a healthy and safe environment. St. Francis of Assisi complies with archdiocesan safe environment policies and procedures in accordance with the U.S. Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Safe Environment programs are in place to assist parents and children—and those whose duties involve contact with minors—in preventing harm to young people.
The Archdiocese of Atlanta proudly offers Safe Environment training materials to all schools and parishes. VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children (commonly referred to as “Virtus”) is the training program for adults and children in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade.
We are happy to partner with you in working to keep your children safe. Please visit the Archdiocesan Safe Environment page for information on reporting child abuse.

Archdiocese of Atlanta 24-Hour Abuse Reporting Line: 1-888-437-0764

Welcome to our safe environment tab. We are grateful for your willingness to volunteer here at St. Francis. Below you will find the necessary forms needed to complete your application for a volunteer position per Archdiocesan policy. If you need further assistance, please call the office at 770-382-4549 and we will assist you with the process.

Adult Forms-English

Volunteer Application for Adults

Sterling Background Consent Form

SE Acknowledgement Standards of Conduct Form

SE Standards of Conduct Booklet

Formas para los Adultos-Español

Solicitud de Voluntario

Formulario de Consentimiento Antecedentes Sterling

Acuse de recibo y cumplimiento Arquidiócesis de Atlanta Empleados, contratistas independientes & voluntarios


VIRTUS Online Registration link

Application Form for Minors

Volunteer Application For Minors

School Reference for Minor Volunteer Form

School Reference Form Instructions

Important Links
SE Main page –

Reporting Abuse –

SE Policies and Procedures –