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Whether paid or volunteer, directors of religious education, catechists, confirmation coordinators, youth ministers, and music ministers working with youth choirs or parish youth music groups will be fingerprinted under the California Penal Code and the fingerprints are submitted to the California Department of Justice. However, if the person has been fingerprinted under the Penal Code, Education Code, or Health and Safety Code for another assignment in the archdiocese and the reports from the prior fingerprinting are overseen by the archdiocesan Fingerprinting Office, then the person need not be fingerprinted again. Fingerprint reports and any subsequent arrest notifications are overseen by the archdiocesan Fingerprinting Office as the confidential reporter of criminal offender record information​ (CORI reporter), or by the location if the location is continuing to rely on its CORI reporter rather than the archdiocesan Fingerprinting Office.


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