Background Clearances

Instructions for Obtaining Background Clearances

Effective January 1, 2015, revisions to a Pennsylvania child protection law will require volunteers (any adults serving in unpaid positions) who are individually responsible for the welfare of a child or children, or who will have direct contact with a child or children, to have the background clearances described below.

What clearances are required?

  1. Report of PA Criminal History from the Pennsylvania State Police (PATCH) – free

  2. Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services – free

  3. Fingerprint based FBI criminal history clearance submitted through the Department of Human Services – cost $27.50


How to Obtain PA Mandated Background Clearance Certifications


Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History

Child Abuse History Clearance from Department of Human Services

FBI Fingerprinting

Note: This process will take several weeks and must be completed prior to volunteering or working at The Evoluer House.

Final Step

Print/Scan all background screening documents to a PDF file format and email to We are required to keep all documents on file.

The Evoluer House Founder was one of 10 women in the nation selected by the White House as a Champion of Change for her leadership and work in extracurricular enrichment for marginalized girls of color.  Read more

The Evoluer House was also recognized by Honorable Barack Obama, the 44th

President of the United States, for 11 years of service to young urban girls.  Read more

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