Safe Environment – PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN
Thank you for wanting to volunteer at Santa Teresa Catholic Church.
“Dioceses are to evaluate the background of all priests and deacons who are engaged in ministry in the diocese, and of all diocesan parish/school paid personnel and volunteers whose duties include ongoing, unsupervised contact with minors.” – Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, Article 13, USCCB 2011 Revision.
To start the process, please view this document —-> VIRTUS-step by step instruction. Please follow every step! <— CLICK
You will need to make sure you email your information, take the online course, email the certificate and then go get your prints done, and have them clear before you can volunteer.
Please note: Fingerprints take anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months to clear (going through the Department of Justice and the FBI) and you are unable to volunteer until they are completed.
Thank you for your time and for volunteering!
The Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (OPCVA) is committed to fostering healthy relationship by means of educating, training, and screening all adults who have regular access to children, youth and vulnerable adults within our Diocese of San Jose for the purpose of preventing harm.
LETTER FROM BISHOP OF SAN JOSE MOST REV. PATRICK J. MCGRATH
24-hour Crisis Hotline Phone Numbers
- Suicide & Crisis Hotline = 1-(855)-278-4204 (a live counselor always answers)
- EMQ Families First = (408) 379-3796 or (408) 379-9085 or (877) 412-7474.
- Community Solutions = (408) 683-4118
- YWCA Silicon Valley = (408) 287-3000 or (650) 493-7273 or 1-(800) 572-2782
Safety Tips for Parents
(SE Handbook, Pages: 13, & 38-40)
How To Report Suspected Abuse
(SE Handbook, Page: 5-7, 9, 17, 22-30, & 41) (SE Handbook, Page: 4, 15-16, & 41)
If you suspect abuse in your parish, school or in the Diocese of San Jose, please contact: Child Protective Services (408-299-2071), Call 911 or Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults: Frank A. Sandoval at 408.983.0113 or email email@example.com
Support for Victims
For Volunteers (Ethical Reporters)
Adult and Youth Leaders’ Code of Conduct
(SE Handbook, Page: 5-7, 9, 17, 22-30, & 41)
Resources for Potential Abusers
(SE Handbook, Page: 6-7)
Frequently Asked Questions & Other Policies