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    Youth Protection and Clearances:
    Current Volunteers 
     

    In order to meet the Pennsylvania and Diocesan requirements, ALL volunteers at OLV must complete and submit clearances and the Arrest Conviction Report Form. Below outlines the steps that Current Volunteers may take to complete these and other requirements. Questions should be directed to the OLV Youth Protection Program Coordinator

     
     
    Step 1: Print and Complete Forms


    Step 2: Obtain PA-Required Clearances

    • PA Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151)
      • Complete this clearance directly on the website.
      • Cost: none
      • The results will be sent to you electronically.
      • Print the clearance for submission to the OLV Youth Protections Coordinator

    • PA Criminal History Check (Act 34)
      • Complete this clearance directly on the Pennsylvania State Police website.
      • Cost: none
      • The results will be sent to you electronically.
      • Print the clearance for submission to the OLV Youth Protections Coordinator

    Step 3: Fingerprinting through IdentoGO

    • If you have lived in Pennsylvania for the past 10 or more consecutive years, go to step 4. (ie. You may skip this step.)

    • If you have NOT lived in Pennsylvania for the past 10, please, do the following to complete this step:
      • Review the IdentoGo service code chart and identify the service code that applies to you.

      • Complete the online IdentoGo application and schedule a fingerprinting appointment at location of your choice.
        • Cost: $21.35

      • Once you complete the fingerprinting process, you will be sent "unofficial results" via email. 

      • Make a copy of these results and submit them to the OLV Youth Protections Coordinator. 

     

    Step 4: Complete Pennsylvania-Required, Online Mandated Reporter Training

    • Go to the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center and complete the online training

    • Print the certificate of completion for submission to the OLV Youth Protections Coordinator

    Step 5: Submit Paperwork to OLV Youth Protections Coordinator

    Submit all paperwork listed above in an envelope to the OLV Youth Protection Coordinator:

    Youth Protections
    Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
    820 Westerly Parkway
    State College, PA 16801  


    Important Notes:

    • Please allow 5 weeks for documents to be processed by the OLV and Diocesan Youth Protection Coordinators.

    • You will receive confirmation of compliance from the OLV Youth Protection Coordinator.

    • Clearances are valid for 5 years, from date of issue.

    • If you have obtained the PA State clearances listed above within the past 12 months, please, contact the OLV Youth Protection Coordinator before beginning the process of obtaining new clearances. In some cases, copies of the previously obtained clearances may be submitted. In other cases, they may not be valid for compliance with Diocesan and PA state mandates. The OLV Youth Protection Coordinator can make this determination, and in doing so hopefully save you time and money.