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This form helps us understand who you are, what ministry you wish to be involved in and whether you are known to others in our parish.Complete the online Safe Environment Screening Form
We will call (3) people who have known you for at least three years and ask a series of questions designed to get an idea of what your friends think of you and your habits. You provide the references on the screening form.
You are required to attend a Year 1 training session that includes a live presentation about risk management within the community and a viewing of the Family of Faith video.
Training sessions are scheduled throughout the year and will take about 1 ½ hours to complete. The schedules for training classes are shown on the church and school websites and are updated regularly.
The interview (15-20 minutes) is designed to help us understand your views of interacting with children in particular and also gives us a chance to get to know you a little better on an individual level.
Please schedule your interview as soon as possible. Mrs. Lopez will do her best to accommodate your schedule. The interview is necessary for new volunteers/employees only.
We send your information to a central clearing agency chosen by the Diocese. The central clearing agency returns the information to us and it is kept strictly confidential.
This photo needs to be taken at the receptionist desk McManus Hall. School Office hours between 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on weekdays (when school is in session).
After taking your class and having your badge photo taken, please allow at least 14 days to process your badge. Pick up your badge at the receptionist desk (located in McManus Hall. Hours: between 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on weekdays (when school is in session).
Please note that badges are printed AFTER you have met all requirements of the Safe Environment Program.
Contact Mrs. Lopez. Replacement badges $25 charge.
All returning volunteers have completed the New Volunteer process in a previous year. Reference Checks & the Personal Interviews are only conducted in Year 1. Criminal History Re-Check: if you are up to date on your annual training, the re-check will be conducted automatically every two years.
Training sessions are scheduled throughout the year and will last about 1 hour. The schedules for training classes are shown on the church and school calendar and they are updated regularly.
No person may serve with minors and vulnerable adults if he or she has ever been convicted of any disqualifying offense, been on probation or received deferred adjudication for any disqualifying offense, or has presently pending any criminal charges for any disqualifying offense until a determination of guilt or innocence is made, including any person who is presently on deferred adjudication. The list of offenses describe categories from the Texas Penal Code.The categories of offenses may be slightly different in other states. In summary,any offense which in the discretion of the Diocese would impact health and safety would be a disqualifying offense Disqualifying offenses are:
A felony or misdemeanor classified as an Offense against the Person or Family or involves an offense against the person or family.Examples: Offenses against a person include, but are not limited to, murder, assault, sexual assault, and abandoning or endangering a child or vulnerable adult. Offenses against the family include, but are not limited to bigamy, incest, and interference with child custody, enticing a child, and harboring a runaway child.harboring a runaway child.
A felony or misdemeanor classified as an Offense against Public Order, Safety, or Decency.Examples: Offenses against public order or decency include, but are not limited to prostitution, obscenity, sexual performance by a child, possession or promotion of child pornography, and disorderly conduct.
A felony violation of any law intended to control the possession or distribution of any substance included as a controlled substance in the Texas Controlled Substance Act.
A felony or misdemeanor classified as an Offense against Property, to the extent that those offenses are related to threats or risk of harm or violence.Examples: Offenses against property include Robbery, Burglary of a Habitation, and Arson. Other offenses, such as theft by check, or fraud would not ordinarily be considered Disqualifying Offenses.
A felony Computer Crime of online solicitation of a minor.
A felony or misdemeanor Offence against Public Health, Safety and Morals, involving illegal possession or use of weapons.Examples: Disqualifying Offenses would include unlawful weapons charges, including illegal weapons, bombs and illegal carrying of weapons.