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Protecting children: By the numbers

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121,492:

  • Approximate number of Virtus trained adults in the Archdiocese of Miami since 2002. It is approximate because many did not register online in the early years: 86,492 did register online and an estimated 35,000 did not. 

50,000-55,000:

  • Children each year in the archdiocese who received either two Virtus Teaching Boundary Safety lessons or the Guidebook or both.

90:

  • Number of Virtus facilitators in the archdiocese who lead the adult Virtus sessions.

318:

  • Number of local coordinators in charge of compliance and record-keeping of the Safe Environment Policy at their parish, school or site in the archdiocese.
Back of business card-size AAA alert to remind pastors and other church personnel of the steps to take if they witness or are told of suspected abuse of children or vulnerable adults.

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Back of business card-size AAA alert to remind pastors and other church personnel of the steps to take if they witness or are told of suspected abuse of children or vulnerable adults.


9 and 227:

  • Number of Virtus training sessions offered in the archdiocese when the program first started in 2003 and in the last calendar year, 2018. The highest total was 282 sessions offered in 2010. The average since 2003: around 197 per year.

7:

  • Rank of Archdiocese of Miami in number of adults who have been Virtus trained, out of 257 dioceses and organizations using the program.

10,127:

  • Number of priests, deacons, religious, seminarians and lay employees, plus volunteers and contractors, in the archdiocese who were fingerprinted in fiscal year 2017-2018 (July 1-June 30).

80,095:

  • Number of priests, deacons, religious, seminarians and lay employees, plus volunteers and contractors, in the archdiocese who were fingerprinted between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2018. Earlier records show 30,950 people fingerprinted before December 2008.

$42.25:

  • Current cost to the archdiocese of fingerprinting a volunteer; must be repeated every 5 years.

$50.25:

  • Current cost to the archdiocese of fingerprinting an employee; must be repeated every 5 years.

Comments from readers

Donna Villavisanis - 04/29/2019 10:09 AM
Data that reveals the extent to which the ADOM is committed to protecting children and vulnerable adults.
Mary Miller - 04/28/2019 07:05 PM
Thank you for reminding all how many individuals have been introduced to Virtus and fingerprinted in the Archdiocese. Many children are safer thanks to this unique program.
marianela nieto - 04/23/2019 01:27 PM
Thank you for this valuable information, it is always good to know who to reach out to in moments of needs.
Marbelia Zamarripa - 04/22/2019 08:29 PM
Thank you for this information, is always nice to match the name with face. also thanks for the phone numbers provided.
Claudia Romero - 04/19/2019 09:25 AM
It's great to know these numbers and information. The information shows how much the Archdiocese of Miami takes this matter seriously and contributes to making sure our community gets prepared in this matter of high sensitivity.
Martha Alejandrina MArtin - 04/18/2019 01:02 PM
Buenas estadisticas! Gracias por la infomracion! Dios nos bendice, Gracias!
Frank Will - 04/17/2019 09:56 AM
Thank you.
Barbara Higgins - 04/16/2019 05:48 PM
Impressive!
Greg Taylor - 04/16/2019 01:46 PM
Interesting facts
Claire Natoli - 04/16/2019 12:17 PM
The article was very informative and I was impressed on how the numbers skyrocketed.
Deacon Mike Plummer - 04/16/2019 12:12 PM
This is a great summary of the scope and level of commitment to this program. Keep up the good work.
Amy Cumming - 04/16/2019 11:54 AM
It is nice to see the ADOM strives and accomplishes so much to help protect our children and vulnerable.
Victoria Leon - 04/16/2019 11:06 AM
Thank you for sharing this information.
Elizabeth Fedelim - 04/16/2019 10:20 AM
Again, these statistics are good to know about what is being done to protect children and vulnerable adults.

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