CYO BASKETBALL SIGNUPS

CYO Winter Basketball signups are now open at www.wagdogs.com. Basketball signups will close on October 30th, 2016. If you’re interested in coaching CYO basketball this season or have any other CYO questions, please contact us at ststanscyo@comcast.net.

 

Information on Region 20 go to : www.cyoregion20.org

Volunteer Clearances

As volunteers of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, YOU are the first line of defense in the Archdiocese’s commitment to keep the children entrusted to our care safe from abuse.

Compliance Guidelines

The following guidelines are reflective of the 2015 changes to Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law and Archdiocesan Policy for the Protection of Children and Young People effective July 1, 2015.

Archdiocesan policy requires all volunteers with any possible contact with minors to obtain clearances, as required by Pennsylvania law.  Archdiocesan compliance guidelines state that clearances should be submitted prior to the commencement of employment or volunteer service with no exceptions. Clearances are renewed every three years.

Required Clearances

The following clearances must be obtained by volunteers living in PA for less than 10 years:

The following clearances must be obtained by volunteers living in PA continuously for 10 years:

In summary every volunteer must submit either the Disclosure Statement OR the FBI Fingerprint Clearance in addition to BOTH the PA State Police Criminal Record Check and PA Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse Clearance Check.

Obtaining Required Background Checks Electronically

  1. PA State Police Criminal Record Check:
  1. PA Department Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance:
  1. Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance:
  • Go to http://www.pa.cogentid.com to schedule an appointment and pay for the background check.
    Volunteers must click on the Department of Human Services icon to be directed to the proper location. The Agency ID number is not a required field, please skip over that.
  • Cost $25.75 which can be reimbursed with submission of invoice copy and completed fingerprint certificate.
  • Original blue certificate to be submitted to SE Coordinator.

Obtaining Required Background Checks Manually

  1. PA State Police Criminal Record Check and PA Department Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance: 
  • Complete Section 1 of the PA Child Abuse History Clearance and Consent to Release of Information Authorization Form which will be used to obtain the Pa State Police Criminal Record check and the Pa Child Abuse Clearances. Be sure to list parents if you were under 18 in 1974.  Sign the form and submit to the SE Coordinator for processing.
  1. Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance: 
  • Submit the completed FBI Fingerprinting Personal Information Form for processing.
  • SE coordinator will generate a certificate to take with photo id to fingerprint site.
  • Original blue certificate to be submitted to SE Coordinator.

 

A parish Safe Environment Coordinator is available for questions at 215-855-3133 on Tuesday and Thursday from 10-12PM and 1-3PM.