Clearances

EXCERPT FROM THE JVFL CONSTITUITION – ARTICLE VI, SECTION II

Effective the start of the 2015 season, The JVFL will mandate PA State Police Criminal and PA Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 34) be completed within the calendar year and documentation provided to the league by all coaches, officers, and board members prior to interacting with players. The individual persons or organizations are obligated for the fee. (This paperwork is for both Football and Cheerleading). Persons found in violation will be immediately removed from the interaction.

PA Child Abuse History Clearance

Electronic Submission 

  • The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance application can be submitted online.
  • Create an account or log into the Child Welfare Portal Note: You will need an email address to create an account.
  • Use your permanent address
  • Purpose of the Clearance – check:  Volunteers
  • Fee:  $10
  • Creating an account and submitting your clearance application online will give you immediate access to your results or the status of your results, if your results cannot be processed immediately.
  • Email your clearance to the league secretary or print your clearance and bring a copy to a regular coaches meeting.

Paper Submissions

  • Paper submissions of the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance application  (CY113)  will still be accepted for anyone who may not have access to the internet.  The form is available on the JVFL Documents page.
  • Use your permanent address
  • Purpose of the Clearance – check: Volunteers
  • Processing Time:  approximately 3 weeks
  • When the clearance is processed and returned to you by the Department of Public Welfare, keep the original and bring a copy to a regular coaches meeting.

ACT 34/CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK

Directions for completing the form:

  • Online Application:  Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History
  • Go to the page “Submit A New Record Check”
  • Read through “Terms and Conditions”, and click the “Accept” button
  • Complete the form, and at “Reason for Request”, make sure to go to “Volunteer”
  • If you wish to mail in your request and check, go to the top left hand of the screen under the “Help” menu, and download the SP4-164 Form.  The form is also available on theJVFL Documents page.
  • Email your clearance to the league secretary or print your clearance and bring a copy to a regular coaches meeting.