The mission of the Safe Congregation Response Team:

  1. To help all congregants understand their role in making the church a safer place, and providing them with the information and skills to do so.
  2. To have a plan for dealing with emergencies and disruptive behavior.

Current SCRT Members

Emily Crutcher, SCRT Chair: emilyuucv@gmail.com

Christin Kapp: voyagersheart@gmail.com

RJ Lesch: rjlofiowa@gmail.com

Melissa Mattson: jemgrrl@gmail.com

Heather Woodward, Board Liaison: ianzachmom@gmail.com

Contacting SCRT

There are several ways to reach SCRT members with questions or concerns:

SCRT Policies

These policies have been crafted by the SCRT and approved by the Board of Trustees. They are living documents intended to document best practices and procedures, and are subject to change. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

UUCV Building Closure Policy

UUCV Safe Congregation Policy

UUCV Behavior Policy

TEMPLATE Limited Access Agreement

Additional Resources

  • Mandated reporting laws in Pennsylvania:  http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov/ 
  • Carlisle YWCA’s Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis 24-hour Hotline: 1-888-727-2877
  • Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties 24-hour Hotline: 1-800-852-2102
  • Unitarian Universalist Association Safe Congregation Resources: https://www.uua.org/safe