Volunteer Background Check Requiements

Hanover Diamond Sports will require all board members, head coaches, assistant coaches or other volunteers that may have direct contact with children to comply with the following PA State Law Volunteer Clearance Requirements, effective July 1, 2015.

NEW PA VOLUNTEER CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
On October 22, 2014 Governor Corbett signed into law House Bill 435 amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) Statute. On July 1, 2015 the legislation was revised. Along with other changes the most applicable revisions are:

  • Waiver of fee for volunteers for the Criminal Record Check and the Child Abuse History Clearance Check. The fee for the FBI background check remains in place, if required.

  • The background check renewal period has been increased from 3 to 5 years.

  • This new law defines new clearance requirements for adult volunteers having direct contact with children.

New clearance requirements if the volunteer has been a resident of PA continuously for the past 10 years:

1) Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (FREE)
https://epatch.state.pa.us/

2) Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance through the Dept. of Human Services (FREE)
https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

3) Signed disclaimer affirming no charges in other states that would prohibit selection as a volunteer http://www.pastatell.org/Background%20Check%20Signature%20Form.pdf

New clearance requirements if the volunteer has NOT been a resident of PA continuously for the past 10 years:

1) Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (FREE)
https://epatch.state.pa.us/

2) Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance through the Dept. of Human Services (FREE)
https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

3) FBI Criminal Background Check (fingerprint check) for federal criminal history records (FEE)
https://uenroll.identogo.com/
Use volunteer service code: 1KG6ZJ
More info on Fingerprinting: http://www.iu12.org/pages/Lincoln_IU_12/Services/HR_Services/Fingerprint

For questions related to the new clearance requirements for volunteers or the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, please contact the ChildLine Verification Unit at 717-783-6211 or 1-877-371-5422.