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Powerpoint for new LSEC training - February, 2017

Local Safe Environment Coordinator Manual - September 2015

Verified Volunteers User's Guide

Sterling Backcheck User's Guide

Instructions for logging on to Virtus to take Protecting God's Children for the first time

 

For Verified Volunteer training use these videos: https://vimeo.com/channels/849692

For Sterling BackCheck training (employees), contact Verified Volunteers at either rcan@verifiedvolunteers.com or (855) 326-1860 to schedule a session

Annual Audit period is open.  Thanks to those of you who did this before December 1 - For the rest of you, the audit is at http://youthprotection.rcan.org/

PLEASE ensure your volunteers and employees recertifying online are reading their monthly bulletins and have done their annual recertification module.  If they get behind by 18 bulletins or more, their VIrtus ID's will be suspended, and they will be unable to work until they have restored their certification.  If this method isn't working for them, encourage them to take the class again instead (good for 3 years!) 

Why are some Virtus accounts suspended?

People are usually suspended because they have 18 monthly bulletins or more that are unread.  In general, it’s because they did the annual module (in most cases) but neglected to do the other half of online recertification.  They need to be told, if they are still active, that they need to do this, or, perhaps this method isn’t working for them and they should go to class again, which would be good for three years. 

Then, let me know which they want to do and I’ll either unsuspend them but leave access to the bulletins on the training tab, or remove the training tab and give them instructions on how to sign up for another class. If they opt for the online option again and are suspended again, they will no longer be eligible for online recertification, and must take the class.

Background check reminder

Volunteers that are signing up for Protecting God's Children for the first time will be asked to sign the Code of Conduct electronically, but you still need the piece of paper.  In addition, they will be given a link for a Verified Volunteer background check.  Make sure to stress with them they have to choose your location as their location in Virtus.   They will be marked Eligible if they come back clear .  Remember, the other people need you to mark them Eligible on your VV Dashboard. If you are doing the checks or sending the link make sure to ask them if they've lived in NY!  This is not on the application and is crucial for deciding which Level check they get!

Contact Us

Karen Clark
Director, Safe Environment
973-497-4254
clarkkar@rcan.org

Yolanda Milczarski
Coordinator, Office of Child and Youth Protection
973-497-4012
milczayo@rcan.org

Any person who wishes to report an incident of sexual misconduct by a member of the clergy, religious or lay staff of the Archdiocese of Newark should contact the Archdiocese as follows:

By Mail: 
Director, Office of Child and Youth Protection
The Archdiocese of Newark
171 Clifton Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104 

By Phone: 
201-407-3256

By Fax: 
973-497-4001