The purpose of the Community Protection Program is to protect children, youth, and endangered adults from abuse.
Rooted in written policy, and under the oversight of Session (DPC governing body), essential tenets of the CPP include:
- Compliance with state and federal laws regarding abuse protection
- State and federal clearances for staff and volunteers, repeated every 5 years
- Standards of Conduct, as well as Best Practices specific to each area of ministry
- Mandatory reporting of abuse or suspected abuse to state authorities
- Ongoing training of staff and volunteers on abuse awareness, as well as their responsibilities under the CPP
As a volunteer, you are a vital part of DPC’s ministry to nurture young people in faith!
Volunteers Working with Children and Youth,
CPP Certification is as easy as ABC!
- PA Child Abuse History Clearance
- PA State Police Criminal Records Check
- ONLY if you have lived in PA for less than 10 consecutive years: FBI Criminal Records Check for which you have to preregister to make an appointment and get fingerprinted).
Otherwise, simply have yourself and a witness sign the “Disclosure Statement for Volunteers Living in PA Greater than 10 Consecutive Years” (Attachment C of the application)
- Receive a copy of the CPP policy for your perusal
To get started, click on the link for the application. Again, we are so appreciative for your faithful commitment to the children and youth of DPC!
CLICK HERE for Application
Go to: http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/resources/clearances/index.htm for more information on background checks.
On website, About Us, Committee and task forces, CPP section
First Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm in AH-213
Responsible for implementation of church-wide policies to protect children, youth and endangered adults from abuse.
Moderator: Bill Mullin