July 1, 2015

Breaking: Child Protection Law Changes

According to the Center for Children’s Justice, Gov. Wolf today signed into law child protection reforms approved by the General Assembly this week. Highlights of HB 1276’s changes: Establishes Aug. 25, 2015 as the date by which¬†new¬†volunteers must have background checks Permanently waives fees for volunteers completing state background checks Extends to 60 months (vs...

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June 17, 2015

Updates on Background Check Requirements

Under the state’s new child protection laws, pastors, staff and volunteers who are responsible for or have direct contact with children must have current background checks. Checks must be in place July 1 for employees and for new volunteers approved after July 1. Current volunteers have until July 1, 2016 or three years from the...

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