One-on-one Contact – No interaction between any adult and a minor without at least one other Authorized Adult, Trained Assistant, parent or legal guardian present. But there is more, please read the Procedure in its entirety. If you have questions about your specific activity please feel free to direct them to POM@stockton.edu.
These procedures apply to all employees or any other person subject to the terms of the Protection of Minors Policy. Specifically, personnel who have a Direct Contact Position which is a position or job title that includes responsibility to exercise direct supervision, guidance, or control of Minors, which may include counselors or volunteers under the age of eighteen (18) years.
If you are not involved in any program or activity involving minors, and do not have a Direct Contact Positon, most of the provisions of the policy will not apply to you. Everyone, however, is expected to report any suspected instances of abuse of neglect of a minor, including the maintenance of child pornography.
New Jersey law (NJSA 9:6-8.10) requires all persons who have reasonable cause to believe that a minor has been subject toabuse or neglect to report it to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency, formerly the Division of Youthand Family Services (DYFS) at 1-877- NJABUSE (1-877-652-2873).
If you meet the criteria of a Direct Contact Position with responsibility to exercise direct supervision, guidance, or control of Minors you must meet the definition of an Authorized Adult. An Authorized Adult must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, have completed the background check process, and completed initial and annual refresher online training regarding the Protection of Minors Procedure.
No. Also, the procedures do not apply to open classroom teaching settings.