Policies

Safe Conduct Policy

As a community of faith, we are committed to creating and maintaining programs, facilities, and a community in which employees, volunteers, youth and persons served by us can come together in an atmosphere free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, exploitation and/or intimidation.

Prior to assignment as a volunteer, in accordance with the Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ’s Safe Conduct Policy, all prospective volunteers must submit a Self-Disclosure Background Check and the Minnesota Conference will carry out a registered sex offender review at www.nsopw.gov annually. We recommend this procedure to congregations.

Prior to hiring an employee that will be working with Children or youth, the Minnesota Conference conducts a criminal background check, self-disclosure background check, and carries out a registered sex offender review at www.nsopw.gov annually. We recommend this procedure to congregations.

Criminal Background Check Steps:

  1. Download the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) background check consent form.
  2. This word-document will need to be customized with your congregation’s information (highlighted portions need to be customized).
  3. Print and have your applicant fill out the background check form.
  4. Mail to: Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, CHA Unit, 1430 Maryland Ave E, St Paul, MN 55106.
  5. Enclose an $8.00 fee for each background check and enclose a self-addressed return envelope.

 

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