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Criminal Background Check Policy

Since October 1, 2003, the Diocese of Gaylord has required all church and school personnel (clergy, religious and lay) who have regular contact with minors to have a criminal history background check and Safe Environment training. Failure to do so will result in the loss of employment or volunteer position.

 

A. Regardless of position, all School Employees, and those School Volunteers who are expected to have regular contact with minors eight (8) or more hours each month shall have a fingerprint criminal background check as well as an (iCHAT) Criminal History Access Tool background check through the Michigan State Police.

 

B.  Regardless of position, all Parish Employees, as well as those Parish Volunteers who are expected to have regular contact with minors each month, or for extended hours intermittently, Homebound Ministers, Money Counters, Catechists and all other School volunteers who are not required to have Fingerprints, shall have an (ICHAT) Criminal History Access Tool background check through the Michigan State Police.

 

C. No criminal background check is required for other Parish Ministerial Volunteers who are not expected to have regular contact with minors each month or for extended hours intermittently (for example, Eucharistic ministers, ushers, altar servers, lectors, greeters, sacristans, choir members and musicians, parish council members, and  finance council members).

Click here to find forms for background checks