1. DISCLOSURE

CYO General Meetings are scheduled for 1st Sunday of each Month @ 7:30pm in Providence Hall.

Parent's and Parishioners are welcome to coach or help out on any of our teams or events. (Click here to access forms)

VOLUNTEERING AT: Mother of Divine Providence Parish

Files coming soon.

2. BACKGROUND CHECKS

WHAT VOLUNTEERS NEED BACKGROUND CHECKS? Volunteers (unpaid) that have any possible contact with or responsibility for children, even if it is a one-time event. (Example: Vacation Bible School, chaperone dance, etc.)  


REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECKS PRIOR TO SERVICE:

Federal Criminal History Fingerprint Clearance (renewed every 5 years; needed if you lived outside PA in the past ten years) OR Signed Disclosure Statement* certifying that you are:  A.) unpaid and B.) You have been a resident of Pennsylvania during the entirety of the previous ten-year period.  

Information on FBI Fingerprint Clearance is available online at: www.pa.cogentid.com 


If you have lived in PA for 10 or more years you just need to sign, have a witness sign and return disclosure statement below. 

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT (docx)

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3. CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK

PA State Police Criminal Record Check (Must renew every 3 years.) Can be done on-line at: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

Files coming soon.

4. CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCE

PA Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse Clearance Check (Must renew every 3 years) The form can be submitted online at: www.dhs.pa.gov

Tab down to “Electronic Submission” and click on the link Child Abuse History Clearance Online: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS 

Files coming soon.

5. PROTECTING GODS CHILDREN

1. Safe Environment Part I Training Session: Protecting God's Children (in-person)-provides basic facts about child sexual abuse and the adults’ roles in prevention. This is only taken one time.
To find classes available, register at:
https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theOrgID=18461&theme=0
 

1A. Completion of Acknowledgement Form –distributed in Safe Environment training session.
 

2. Safe Environment Part II: Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse (on-line)-provides an overview of Archdiocesan reporting procedures for suspected child abuse and Pennsylvania Child Welfare Laws.  

Go to:  www.childyouthprotection.org .  Click on “Training Institute”.  You will need to set up a USERID and password. The Help Desk is Available Mon. to Fri. 10am-6pm. support@childyouthprotection.org or 267-642-8269. Upon completion of the 3 modules, print out certificate of completion and present to MDP’s Safe Environment Coordinator.

Files coming soon.

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WHO DO I SEND MY CLEARANCES TO??

Note:  All documents must be presented to Carol Murray-MDP Safe Environment Coordinator. Questions? E-mail me- cmurray@mdpparish.com