NEW: Effective June 10, 2015, the Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check and Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance are free for volunteers.
For the State Police Criminal Record Check, there is a yellow button on the main page that says “New Record Check” with the words “volunteers only” in red to the right; clicking there allows volunteers to run their check free of charge. The fee waiver is for volunteers only.
For the State Child Abuse Clearance, when completing online via the Compass site, the individual should identify him/herself as a volunteer when beginning the application. The fee will then be waived. The fee for the FBI Fingerprint Check remains unchanged.
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Parish volunteers who may have any possible contact with or responsibility for children must fulfill all of the Safe Environment requirements. If you volunteer at St. John Chrysostom Parish, you must have the following:
All clearances must be renewed every three years.
Volunteers who fail to obtain background checks and attend training will not be permitted to remain involved in service to our children.
Please direct questions to Rosemary Endres at 610-874-3418(X108) or to email@example.com.