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:

Christin Kapp:

Melissa Mattson:

Moe Walters:


Contacting SCRT

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


SCRT Policies

These policies have been crafted the SCRT and reviewed by the Board of Trustees. They are living documents intended to document best practices and procedures, and are subject to change.

UUCV Safe Congregation Policy

UUCV Behavior Policy

TEMPLATE Limited Access Agreement


Upcoming Opportunities for Education

Workshop: Living Into Our Covenant

Sunday March 25, 12:00–1:00 pm in the Board Room

How do we live into our policies and covenant? Come learn and ask questions!


Facebook Live with Emily

Saturday, April 28 from 12:00 – 1:00pm

Log onto the UUCV Facebook page for a live QA with Director of Lifespan Faith Development Emily Crutcher. This video will be available for later viewing on Facebook (but live is much more fun!)


Additional Resources

  • Mandated reporting laws in Pennsylvania: 
  • 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: