The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recently 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. Volunteers in the North Penn Baseball Association 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), Team Parent, Umpires, NPBA Board Members and all other direct-contact volunteers must have proper clearances.
Pennsylvania State Mandatory Background Checks
In addition to the annual Little League mandatory back checks for all volunteers, 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.
Little League First Advantage National Background Check
All leagues must annually conduct a nationwide search that contains the applicable government sex offender registry data. The First Advantage National Criminal File database contains more than 350 million records which include criminal records and sex offender registry records across 50 states and the District of Columbia.
2017 Volunteer Form
2017 Returning Volunteer Form