Wings For LIFE International Statement of Policy & Procedure: Safety

Wings For LIFE International brings families of prisoners, probationers, and former inmates together with caring volunteers and is determined to provide a safe and supportive environment for everyone.

Wings For LIFE International cannot allow participation by any person convicted as a sex offender. This protects program participants and ensures that offenders do not violate the terms of their probation/parole.

Because the Wings For LIFE International believes everyone is a child of God, any person restricted from attending a Wings Party or Wings For L.I.F.E. event will be referred (with their permission) to an appropriate ministry and/or program. The Wings For LIFE International Safety Policy Statement will be printed on all sign-in registration forms and agendas. All attendees are required to sign in at the registration table using Wings For LIFE International registration forms.

Policy statement shall read: Wings For LIFE International Parties & Wings For L.I.F.E. cannot allow participation by any person convicted as a sex offender.

Any person on probation and/or parole attending a Wings For L.I.F.E. event must check the appropriate box on the registration form and name his/her PPO and contact phone number. Wings For L.I.F.E. personnel will contact the appropriate probation/parole officer for approval to ensure that the probationer gets community service credit, if applicable.

All Wings Parties and Wings For L.I.F.E. events are organized and set-up in a way to follow the most up-to-date safety practices. Wings For LIFE International reserves the right to ask a guest to leave an event if his/her behavior is threatening or inappropriate.

All Wings Parties and Wings For L.I.F.E. events are drug, alcohol, and weapons free. Violence, property damage, or verbal abuse will not be tolerated at any Wings Party or Wings For L.I.F.E. event. Out of respect for everyone, all participants at Wings Parties and Wings For L.I.F.E. events are encouraged to dress appropriately.

No volunteer will EVER be alone in a private area with anyone at a Wings Party or Wings For L.I.F.E. event. No volunteer EVER takes a non-family member to the restroom.

All Wings Parties and Wings For L.I.F.E. events will include an orientation/training that will review these safety policy statements. To be considered a Certified Wings Volunteer, one needs to complete a NCIC, prison, or other approved background check. Only Certified Wings Volunteers will be allowed to wear a Wings For LIFE International T-shirt.

Certified Wings Volunteers and board members are encouraged to attend training in sexual harassment prevention, non-discrimination policies, and to review current safety policies on an annual basis.