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Adult Clearances - New

Please Note: The Process Has Changed:


Step 1: Register and complete the Online Youth Protection Program Course at http://youthprotection.dioceseaj.org (This will take about an hour)

Step 2: Print and complete the Online Youth Protection Program Forms:  These are attached to the bottom of this page and are also available at 
  1. Coversheet for Volunteers/Employees
  2. Employee/Volunteer Application
  3. Code of Conduct
  4. Ministry Reference Form

Step 3. Obtain Clearances: Due to the New State Law, Three clearances are required for all youth group volunteers.  If you volunteer at a school, sports team, etc. you may have already done these.  If you have already done these clearances elsewhere within the last year, simply make a photocopy of all 3 --These clearances are good for 3 years.  The first two are easy!

  • A.  State Police Clearances:  Visit https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp  Put in your applicable information.  There is a $10 fee 
    • (After July 25, there is no fee for volunteers)
  • B. ChildLine Clearances: Visit https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home - Create an account and input your information.  If (God Forbid) you should ever need to file a report, you would use this same login/password.  There is a $10 fee. (after July 25, there is no fee for volunteers) 
Step 4: Obtain FBI Clearances -
  • A.  If you have lived within the State of Pennsylvania for the last 10 years - Complete The "FBI-Release" at the bottom of the Page
  • B. If you have lived OUTSIDE of PA for any period of time (including college) in the last 10 years, you MUST do an FBI Clearance:
    • visit http://www.upj.pitt.edu/en/about-us/background-check-service/ and there are clear instructions.  
    • From the "Cogent" page, you need to use the "Department of Human Services" Link.  
    • Under Agency - St. Benedict Catholic Church, 2310 Bedford Street, Johnstown, PA 15904
    • Under "Reason Fingerprinted" - put "Employment with a significant likelyhood of regular contact with children." 
    • There will be a Fee of $27.50
    • In about 2 weeks, you will receive the results, drop off a photocopy at the office in an envelope marked "Youth Group"

Step 5: Drop off Paperwork - Drop off all the above Paperwork to St. Benedict Office.  We'll copy and mail it for you.  Put it all in an envelope with your name, marked "Youth Group"  A complete file should include
  1. Coversheet for Volunteers/Employees
  2. Employee/Volunteer Application
  3. Code of Conduct
  4. Ministry Reference Form
  5. State Police Clearances
  6. ChildLine Clearances
  7. FBI Clearances OR FBI Release Form

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Matthew Baum,
Jul 1, 2015, 1:09 PM
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Matthew Baum,
Jul 1, 2015, 1:08 PM
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Matthew Baum,
Jul 1, 2015, 1:08 PM
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Matthew Baum,
Jul 1, 2015, 1:09 PM
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