Complete Youth Protection Certifications Now!
CLICK HERE for Prevent & Protect STL Registration Instructions
The St Louis Archdiocese Office of Child and Youth Protection has developed an updated set of requirements for parish volunteers. The NEW program is called Prevent & Protect St. Louis. Everyone ministering to minors and vulnerable adults is required to register in the new system, whether you are new to volunteering or not.
Even if you completed the previous training program, this new certification must be completed.
As Knights, we frequently interact with the Boy Scouts, American Heritage Girls, school students and others so it is imperative that we help our parishes to stay in full compliance with the Archdiocese requirements.
DIOCESE OF ST LOUIS PROGRAM:
The Archdiocese previously required "Protecting God's Children" certification training which many of us have completed. This program was replaced in 2020 with the NEW "Protect & Prevent St Louis" and now all volunteers that interact with young people are required to have this new certification.
If you have not completed this NEW program, please click the link above for printable instructions to register for and complete the certification.
This internet based program takes just about an hour, so get your certification now and be ready to volunteer in full compliance with our parish and Archdiocese requirements.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PROGRAM:
In addition to the Archdiocese program, The Knights of Columbus Office of Youth Protection has established a "Safe Environment Program" to safeguard children and other vulnerable persons.
This program assures members and families that we maintain a safe environment, protect members from awkward situations, misunderstandings, and appearances of impropriety, builds trust with parishes and the Diocese, and protects the good name of the Knights of Columbus. Every member that interacts with youth as part of our Council activities should also complete this certification program.
For most members this program takes no more than 15 minutes to complete. Please click on the this Youth Safety Program link to be taken directly to the program website and complete your certification today!