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Youth Protection and Clearances:
New Faculty, Staff, & Volunteers

In order to meet the state requirements, all volunteers at Saint Joe’s must complete and submit clearances and the Arrest Conviction Report Form. Questions should be directed to the Saint Joe’s Business Manager.

To obtain compliance with PA law, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Register and complete the Online Youth Protection Program Course.

 

Step 2: Print and complete the Online Youth Protection Program Forms found under Resources.  These forms are as follows:

Step 3: Complete the PA Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151) directly on the Department of Public Welfare website.

  • Cost: $10

  • The results will be sent to you electronically.

  • Print the clearance to send to the Saint Joe’s Business Manager.

     

Step 4: Complete the PA Criminal History Check (Act 34) directly on the Pennsylvania State Police website.

  • Cost: $10

  • The results will be sent to you electronically.

  • Print the clearance to send to the Saint Joe’s Business Manager.

     

Step 5: Print and complete the Arrest Conviction Report Form (Act 24).

 

Step 6: Complete the PA Department of Education fingerprint clearance at www.pa.cogentid.com.

  • Cost: $27

  • Print the registration ID to take with you to the fingerprinting facility.

  • Cogent will mail you a 2-page unofficial results report.  When you receive the unofficial report, copy and submit it.

     

Important Notes:

  • Please allow 8 weeks for documents to be processed by the Saint Joe’s and Diocesan Youth Protection Coordinators.

  • Clearances are valid for 3 years, from date of issue.

  • Individuals who have had clearances done within the past 12 months should contact the Saint Joe’s Business Manager before beginning the process of obtaining new clearances.

Please contact the Saint Joe’s Business Manager for more information.