Volunteer Clearance Requirements CYO Volunteers, we really appreciate the extra efforts in continuing to keep our children safe. Below are the steps that all volunteers need to complete in order to work with our CYO athletes. 1. PA State Police Criminal Record Check Go to https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp for get your PA State Police Criminial Check. Results available within a few minutes. Print out your results for submission to the School. Renewal is required every 5 years. 2. PA Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse Clearance Check Go to https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home and submit an application online. Create a "Child Welfare Account" and completing the information electronically through the Child Welfare Portal. Print out your results for submission to the School. Renewal is required every 5 years. 3. Federal Criminal Background Check A Federal background check, finger printing, is also required for non-school employees and all volunteers, who do not live in PA or have lived outside of PA during the past ten years. Information is available online by clicking here. If you HAVE lived in PA for 10 years continuously, please sign the Disclosure Statement found here. Print out your results for submission to the School. Preregister for finger printing by clicking How an applicant can preregister for fingerprints. For all current and/or prospective parish and other staff/volunteers The following are service codes needed to register: 1KG6Y3 for Volunteers. If you don’t fall under the above category you will need to contact (DHS) Department of Human Services to determine the appropriate code you should use at 717-783-6211. After above code is entered you should then click on Schedule or Manage Appointment and enter the required information. For fingerprint locations please visit the following website: https://www.identogo.com/locations/pennsylvania Fee: $23.85 4. Protecting God's Children Volunteers who have any contact with children are required to complete parts one and two of the Safe Environment training within 90 days of beginning their volunteer work. Part I: Protecting God's Children (instructor-led), is offered regularly at sites throughout the Archdiocese. The training provides basic facts about child sexual abuse and adults’ roles in prevention. Register here. Part II: The Mandatory Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse (online), is available online in English and Spanish. This training provides an overview of Archdiocesan reporting procedures for suspected child abuse and Pennsylvania Child Welfare Laws. The training should take you approximately one hour to complete. Register here. 5. Act 24: Arrest & Conviction Report Go to http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/Teachers-Administrators/Background%20Checks/Arrest%20or%20Conviction%20form.pdf Print out your results for submission to the School. 6. Coaches Orientation Go to http://cyophilly.com/for-coaches-staff/orientation-information-2/ to schedule your Play Like a Champion Coaches Clinic class Submit certificate of completion to clearance coordinator, Kathleen Kajmo As we continue to do all we can to keep our children safe, also know that the Office for Child and Youth Protection provides services, resources and support toward healing for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse and their families. Victim services can be reached at 1-888-800-8780 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can reach Kathleen Kajmo at 215-968-2685 x 208 or email@example.com with any questions regarding your own Volunteer Clearance.