Safe Environment

events

As a parish of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, St. Joseph Parish of Downingtown strictly adheres to the tenants of the Safe Environment Program.

The mission of this Program is to oversee the training of and background checks for all Archdiocesan clergy, employees, and volunteers who have regular contact with children.

It also disseminates the Archdiocesan Standards of Behavior for individuals working with children and young people, provides safe environment training for adults, and trains parish and school staff to monitor compliance with Archdiocesan policies and the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People as well as compliance with mandatory reporting laws.

For more information on the Safe Environment Program, please review the information presented by the Office for Child and Youth Protection.

If you plan to volunteer, please review all required forms and clearances.



Events
  • Jan18

    2019 March for Life

    The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring 2 buses to the March for Life on Jan. 18th. The buses will depart from the St. Joe's...
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  • Jan20

    Basketball Free Throw Contest

    The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring its annual Basketball Free Throw contest on Sunday, January 20th after the 10:30 Mass.  Held in the school gym. ...
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  • Feb9

    Safe Environment Training

    Safe Environment Training will be held at the PMC, located at the back of the school. To attend, please register at www.virtus.org.
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