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Volunteer Information - New PA Child Protective Services Laws

New Child Protection laws that affect CBAA volunteers

Updated Sunday July 9, 2017 by Soccer.

New Child Protection laws that affect CBAA volunteers: 

New Child Protection laws that affect CBAA volunteers:

Any CBAA volunteer ages 18 and older who accepts responsibility for a CBAA player and has direct contact* with our players is defined as a mandatory reporter under Pennsylvania law:

*“Direct contact” is defined as the care, supervision, guidance or control of children and routine interaction with children. “routine interaction with children” is defined as regular and repeated contact that is integral to a person's employment or volunteer responsibilities.

 As a mandatory reporter, certain clearances will be required for an individual to participate within CBAA, the following must be submitted to clearances@cbaasports.org prior to the start of the season. At a minimum this applies to all Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Managers in each program.

1.  Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human  Services  COST: FREE

                     https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

2.  Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police COST: FREE

                     https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

3a. If you have lived in PA for the past 10 consecutive years, provide signed FBI Disclosure Statement  

                     http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_160267.pdf

3b. If you have NOT lived in PA for the past 10 consecutive years, complete an FBI fingerprint based criminal background check.  COST: $25.75 Contact clearances@cbaasports.org for a payment code

                     https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_pde.htm

For further information on the laws see: Keepkidsafe.org or contact the CBAA Compliance Director: michelle.obetz@cbaasports.org

Click here for CBAA Mandatory Reporter Policies and CBAA Mandatory Reporter Procedures

Note that a variation of these laws also pertains to paid trainers and other paid individuals.  Please contact the CBAA Compliance Director: michelle.obetz@cbaasports.org if you have any questions regarding this topic.