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 National Background Check
Little League® International has long been committed to the safety of its players, families, and volunteers, both on and off the field. To that end, all local Little League programs in the United States are required to conduct national criminal background checks, in addition to a search of the Department of Justice National Sex Offender Registry, for each volunteer with regular service to the league or repetitive access to children.
Learn more about Little League’s Child Protection Program and Background Check Regulations.
Submit Your Background Checks Through JDP
For many years, Little League International has paid for the first 125 free background checks for each local league and district. Effective immediately, those 125 free checks will be available through a new provider, J.D. Palatine (JDP), which has access to more than 450 million records, which include criminal records and sex offender registry records across 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Visit JDP Site HERE