We have updated links and information as of June 24, 2015. Please click here: New PA Child Safety Laws, Summary of Requirements
UPDATES AS OF JUNE 19, 2015
Governor Tom Wolf announced that fees for child abuse clearances and criminal background checks required by the Child Protective Services Law will be waived for volunteers working with children. Additionally, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will be reducing the cost of both the child abuse and criminal history record checks from $10 to $8 for all other applicants. These changes will take effect July 25, 2015. Please click on the image above for the announcement on the PA.Gov page.