It is the policy of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and its schools and parishes that all priests, deacons, as well as teachers, parish and school staff, and volunteers who come into regular contact with children must have a child abuse clearance and state police background check. Regular contact with children is defined by the Archdiocese as contact which occurs during the course of work or ministry at least one time per week.
St. Joseph/St. Robert School (SJR) complies with these directives and requires all volunteers in school to obtain:
All clearances should be submitted prior to the commencement of volunteer service.