Community Protection Program

The purpose of the Community Protection Program is to protect children, youth, and endangered adults from abuse.

Rooted in written policy, and under the oversight of Session (DPC governing body), essential tenets of the CPP include:

  • Compliance with state and federal laws regarding abuse protection
  • State and federal clearances for staff and volunteers, repeated every 5 years
  • Standards of Conduct, as well as Best Practices specific to each area of ministry
  • Mandatory reporting of abuse or suspected abuse to state authorities
  • Ongoing training of staff and volunteers on abuse awareness, as well as their responsibilities under the CPP

As a volunteer, you are a vital part of DPC’s ministry to nurture young people in faith!

Volunteers Working with Children and Youth,

CPP Certification is as easy as ABC!


  • Complete application (available HERE or in the DPC Office) and email to OR mail/drop off to DPC at 127 East Court St. Doylestown, PA 18901

Background Checks

Otherwise, simply have yourself and a witness sign the “Disclosure Statement for Volunteers Living in PA Greater than 10 Consecutive Years” (Attachment C of the application)

CPP Training:

  • Attend the training presentation (contact for upcoming sessions)
  • Receive a copy of the CPP policy for your perusal

To get started, click on the link for the application.  Again, we are so appreciative for your faithful commitment to the children and youth of DPC!  

CLICK HERE for Application

Go to: for more information on background checks.

Outside organizations that use DPC facilities are required to implement a program similar to the CPP, which complies with all state and federal laws. If you have questions, please contact

Community Protection Program Task Force

First Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm in AH-213

Responsible for implementation of church-wide policies to protect children, youth and endangered adults from abuse.

Moderator: Bill Mullin