Requirements

Safe Environment Requirements

The Diocese of Pittsburgh requires that all volunteers in ministry with children comply with the Safe Environment Policy which includes the following components:

  1. Diocesan Database and National Criminal Record check
  2. PA Criminal Record Check (completed with step one)
  3. PA Child Abuse History
  4. Protecting God’s Children Workshop
  5. Pastoral Code of Conduct (completed with step one)
  6. Child Protective Services Law Acknowledgement (completed with step one)

Diocesan Online Database

Al adults who have regular contact with minors must complete the Diocese of Pittsburgh’s database application. Once the application is completed, it will automatically generate a Pennsylvania State Police criminal record check. If you have do not already have the access code, please contact the rectory.

PA Criminal Record Check

This is required for all volunteers, ages 18 and older, who work in ministry with children or teens. This is automatically completed with the database application above. This must be renewed every five years.

PA Child Abuse History Clearance

This is required for all volunteers, ages 18 and older, who work in ministry with children or teens. Please print, complete and sign. This must be renewed every five years.

Click here for the form and instructions