Saint Theresa Parish Athletic Association: Youth Protection

Monday, September 22
Link to Video
Note:  This must be viewed by all volunteers and coaches by 12/1/2008.

Diocesan Youth Protection Program/Background Checks
The Diocese of Harrisburg requires all individuals whether full time, part time or volunteer that have direct access to minors on a regular and ongoing basis to have a PA State Police Criminal Record Check and a PA Child Abuse History Clearance. This requirement is intended for all adults working within CYO basketball. If a coach or volunteer is from out of state they must obtain an FBI background check. The application fees are to be paid by the parish and the clearances are to be reviewed by the pastor and kept on file in the parish office.

To report suspected sexual abuse of a minor within the Diocese of Harrisburg, call 1-800-626-1608. (Youth Protection Program)

Department of Public Welfare check
(PA Child Abuse History Clearance for Pennsylvania residents)

PA State Police check
(Request for Criminal Record check for Pennsylania residents)

PA State Police check and FBI Background check
(Required only of out-of-state residents)

To request the necessary forms, contact the Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry or the following agencies directly:

PA Child Abuse History Clearance
Send to: Child Line and Abuse Registry, Department of Public Welfare
          P.O. Box 8170
          Harrisburg, PA 17105-8170
          (717) 783-6211

PA Criminal Record Check
Send to: Pennsylvania State Police
          Central Repository - 164
          1800 Elmerton Avenue
          Harrisburg, PA 17110-9758
          (717) 783-9973

FBI Background Check
Send to: Department of Public Welfare
          Child Line Verification Unit/FBI
          P.O. Box 8170
          Harrisburg, PA 17105-8170
          (717) 783-6211

Handout: Forms and Instructions