MMI:Help with Clearances
Governor Wolf Announces Fee Waivers for Volunteers Seeking Background Checks
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today 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 contact your selected program for instructions on what clearances you will need to obtain, and any costs associated with the clearances (some fees may be reimbursed).
CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCES
FEDERAL COGENT APPLICANT REGISTRATION SYSTEM