Diocesan Safe Environment Coordinator

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

Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator

Ms. Wendy Krisak, MA, NCC, LPC

Direct telephone

800-791-9209

Welcome to St. Joseph the Worker

Safe Environment

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at St. Joseph the Worker School and Parish.

As staff and volunteers of the Diocese of Allentown, YOU are the first line of defense in the diocese’s commitment to keeping our children safe.

 

We thank you for your patience during this process.

Rose Hayward, Local Safe Environment Coordinator

Heather Harrison, LSEC Assistant

 

safeenvironment@stjw.org 

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To learn more about the Diocese of Allentown's Youth Protection Programs, Sexual Abuse Policy, and Code of Conduct, please visit www.allentowndiocese.org and click on "Youth Protection" in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

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Volunteer Clearance Information and Application Procedures

  • Please complete all of the necessary safe environment paperwork. Follow steps #1 - 10 below. Please note that #11 & #12 are only necessary if applicable.

  • Diocesean compliance guidelines state that clearances should be submitted before the start of employment or volunteer service.

  • To effectively serve our volunteers, we ask that all safe environment paperwork is completed before it is submitted to our office.

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Diocesan Requirement

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State Requirement

1

FBI Fingerprinting

Schedule your appointment to be fingerprinted by going to https://uenroll.identogo.com. You will be asked for a service code:

VOLUNTEERS

* AS OF 12/1/22 PER THE DIOCESE-

ALL VOLUNTEERS WILL BE FINGERPRINTED THRU THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

 

ALL VOLUNTEERS USE CODE:   1KG6ZJ thru the Dept. of Human Services (DHS)

 

Results will be emailed to you. DO NOT OPEN THE RESULTS ON A CELL PHONE.  Results are limited to a ONE TIME ACCESS ONLY open results when you are able to print. 

Please send results to the safe environment office-safeenvironment@stjw.org. 

 

Request a volunteer payment code: click here.

EMPLOYEES

SCHOOL TEACHERS/ STAFF USE CODE:  1KG6TR thru the Pennslyvania Dept. of Education (PDE)

 

PARISH STAFF USE CODE:   1KG756 thru the Dept. of Human Services (DHS)

 

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1B

*REQUIRED

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2

P.A. State Police Criminal Record Check 

Free and online. The time to complete the form is approximately 5-10 minutes, and the results may be received within 24 hours. 


PA State Police Criminal Record Check (PA Access to Criminal History (PATCH) 

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3

P.A. Child Abuse History Check

Free and online. The time to complete the form is approximately 15 minutes. The results typically are received in 2-7 days. Please be as detailed as possible. Failure to do so may delay the results. 

 PA Child Abuse History Clearance (less than five (5) years old)

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4

Mandated Reporter Training

Free and online. This training takes 3 hours to complete and can be done in segments and on different days by simply saving your progress. 

 Mandated Reporting Training (less than five (5) years old)

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6

Diocesan Code of Conduct

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Diocese of Allentown Child Protective Services Law Policy

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* NEW THIS YEAR

 *Diocese of Allentown’s Policies and Procedures Regarding Social Media and Electronic Communications Policy

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* NEW THIS YEAR

 *National Sex Offender Registry Verification Application

 Scan the completed application (red button) and email it to: RA-PWNSOR@pa.gov

*Select the option Volunteer of a child-care provider, group-daycare home, or family child-care home.

You will receive results by mail, and a copy must be submitted.

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Protecting God's Children Workshop

 VIRTUS Protecting God's Children Online Training -Follow the direction on the PDF to create your account.  An email will come from Virtus containing the link to your training.

 

This clearance is required to be completed once. 

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CYOCOACH

Prospective coaches will also need to complete the four additional requirements.

A. Heads Up Concussion Training Certificate

B. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Form

C. CYO Code of Conduct Acknowledgement Form

D. Coaches Clinic

*All Coaches' Clearances MUST BE COMPLETED EVERY ACADEMIC YEAR
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12

Motor Vehicle Report-ONLY IF DRIVING (less than five (5) years old).

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If you have any questions, please contact:
 Safe Environment Office
Phone:(610) 395-4431
safeenvironment@stjw.org