Safe Environment Requirements OLD

DIOCESE OF ALLENTOWN
OFFICE FOR SAFE ENVIRONMENT

VOLUNTEER SAFE ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST

Policies & Forms to Sign

Read the policy
Print the form to sign
Sign & Date the acknowledgment form

Sign & Date the authorization form
Return the form to the Parish Office

Diocese of Allentown – Sexual Abuse Policy
Click here for the Sexual Abuse Policy
Click here for the Acknowledgment Form
One time AND with revisions
Diocese of Allentown – Code of Conduct
Click here for the Code of Conduct Policy
Click here for the Acknowledgment Form
One time AND with revisions
Child Protective Services Law Policy
Click here for the Child Protective Services Policy
Click here for the Acknowledgment Form
One time AND with revisions
Background Check Authorization Form
Click here for the Authorization Form
One time
Grants permission for the Diocese
to complete needed information for
Background Checks

Background Checks

Apply for the background check
Drop off the results when you receive them at the Parish Office

For fingerprinting: you will need to contact the Parish for a CODE, and then register at a location of your choice for fingerprinting.

PA State Police Criminal Record Check PA
Click here for the instruction sheet
Click here for the online application
Every 5 years
free of charge for volunteers
PA Child Abuse History
Click here for the instruction sheet
Click here for the online application
Every 5 years
free of charge for volunteers
FBI Criminal Background Fingerprint Check
Click here for the instruction sheet
Click here to email Parish for the CODE
Click here to register for Fingerprinting
Every 5 years
free of charge for volunteers

Trainings

Take the training
Drop off certificate at the Parish Office

Mandated Reporter Training
Click here for instruction sheet
Click here for training at the Diocese
Click here for online training
Every 5 years
free of charge at Diocese
free of charge online
Protecting God’s Children
Click here for instruction sheet
Click here for a list of workshops
One time
free of charge at Diocese

Driver Training

Only required if you will be driving children from place to place

Take the training
Print the certificate
Print & fill out Driver Information Form
Drop off certificate & Form at Parish Office

Defensive Driving Curriculum and Driving Information Form

Click here for instruction sheet
Click here for the Driver Information Form

Click here for defensive driver course *

*If you do not have a username and password, you can create one
before you start.
One time
free of charge

Submit the above documents to the Parish Office as soon as possible.

—— FOR EMPLOYEES ——

VIRTUS INSTRUCTIONS
Set up a VIRTUS ACCOUNT if you don’t already have one.
READ the monthly VIRTUS bulletins.
ANSWER the question at the bottom of the bulletin and hit the SUBMIT button.
***Requires monthly Virtus Update at: https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/

(This is the ONLY way the VIRTUS system shows that we are in compliance.)

CONTACT INFORMATION

Secretary, Youth Protection and Catholic Human Services

Pamela J. Russo, L.S.W, M.S.
P.O. Box F
Allentown, PA 18105-1538
610-871-5200 ext. 2204
prusso@allentowndiocese.org

Victim Assistance Coordinator

Ms. Wendy S. Krisak
To speak directly to the victim assistance coordinator please call: Direct Line 1-800-791-9209
Fax: 484-664-7794
victimsassistance@allentowndiocese.org

Safe Environment Coordinator

Pamela Russo, L.S.W., M.S.
Phone: (610)871-5200, ext. 2204

Local Safe Environment Coordinator

Cheryl Keifer
Phone: (484)866-3835

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