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Required Background Checks

In 2015, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed a state law known as the Child Protective Services Law. The intent of this law is to protect the youth of Pennsylvania. All youth serving organizations within the Commonwealth are covered under this new law. Certain adult volunteers are required to provide background check clearances. Please review this information and take the required action.

 

Who is required to comply with the new Pennsylvania law?

All adults who have care, supervision, contact with children or routine interaction with children must have proper clearances. All registered Coaches and Assistant Coaches (all seasons), Umpires, and all other direct-contact volunteers must have proper clearances BEFORE volunteering.

Cost: FREE: Backgrounds checks and the 10 year affidavit are available on-line and FREE of charge.

 

Pennsylvania State Mandated Background Checks:

The Pennsylvania State Legislature has a law that all persons having repetitive contact with children have the following clearances, criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police and Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services.  Additionally, a fingerprint based federal criminal history (FBI) submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent is required if the position the volunteer is applying for is a paid position; and the volunteer has lived outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the last 10 years. 


To comply with the law all volunteers must follow these 3 steps and provide copies of the documentation to the Tri-Township Baseball Board. 
1. Complete the FREE on-line application and provide a printed copy of the results to TT
2. Complete the FREE Child Abuse Clearance Check
  • Link for Child Welfare Portal -https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home This is a little more involved and may take a few days to get the clearance.  You go to the site and create an “Individual Account”, when they approve and create the account, you receive an email confirming the account is ready to use.  You then log on to the system and request the clearance check.  They will email you the results when the check is completed.
3. Sign the 10 year Resident Affidavait Below and provide a copy to TT
Thank you for complying with the state law, understanding its importance, and the value TT puts on the safety of our families and guests.