Trainings by Tier

The Safety and Protection of Minors Policy training highlights critical points from the VCU Safety and Protection of Minors Policy. Tier I and Tier II individuals involved in programs or activities with minors are required to take this training.

To receive credit for the training, Tier I & II individuals must complete all quizzes and answer 80 percent of questions correctly, and e-mail score certificates to program supervisor. Program supervisors must store all Tier I & II individuals score certificates in a central repository.

Nature of interaction with youth

Tier I individuals have primary responsibility for operating a program and engage in one-on-one and group setting interactions with youth without direct supervision.

Examples include full-time and part-time employees who are in supervisory roles or a VCU Point Person who is a hosted program’s main contact. Please allow 45 minutes to an hour of concentrated time.

Screening

Tier I individuals undergo biennial background checks and sex offender screenings. They are responsible for Tier II individuals' compliance.

Annual training

Tier I individuals complete annual training requirements. They are responsible for Tier II individuals' compliance.

Monitoring and supervision

Tier I individuals engage in program activities without direct supervision. They ensure all other program participants comply with monitoring and supervision requirements.

Take the required Tier I Training

Nature of interaction with youth

Tier II individuals report to a supervisor or point person above them and engage in one-on-one and group setting interactions with youth without direct supervision.

Examples include full-time employees, part time employees, hourly staff and interns.

Screening

Tier II individuals undergo biennial background checks and sex offender screenings.

Annual training

Tier II individuals complete annual training requirements.

Monitoring and supervision

Tier II individuals engage in program activities without direct supervision. They often supervise Tier III individuals.

Take the required Tier II Training

Nature of interaction with youth

Tier III individuals may not engage in one-on-one interaction with minors and may only intereact with minors under the direct supervision of a Tier I or Tier II individual.

Volunteers are typically Tier III individuals.

Screening

Screening is at the discretion of the Tier I individual with primary responsibility for the program.

Annual training

Annual training is at the discretion of the Tier I individual with primary responsibility for the program.

Monitoring and supervision

Tier III individuals are under the direct supervision of Tier I or II individuals at all times.

Take the optional Tier III Training

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