All volunteers with Grace EC Church must complete several background checks including a state criminal record check and a child abuse history form.
Note: All of these clearances are transferable. If you have clearances from employment and/or other volunteering opportunities that have been issued in the last 5 years, please bring the originals to the church office so that we can verify and make copies for our records, otherwise you will have to apply for new ones.
Clearances remain valid for sixty (60) months after their creation date.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING 3 STEPS:
FIRST… Go online to https://epatch.state.pa.us and click on “New Record Check (Volunteers Only)” to get started; OR complete the Request for Criminal Background Check. You can download it here, print it out and return it by mail to:
Pennsylvania State Police
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9758
SECOND… Go online to https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS and click on “Create Individual Account” to get started; OR Compete the PA Child Abuse History Clearance. You can download it here, print, compete, and mail to:
Childline and Abuse Registry
Department of Public Welfare
PO Box 8170
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8170
THIRD… If you have been a resident of PA for the last 10 years or more, complete an affidavit swearing to the fact. It can be found HERE. Please sign and return to the church office along with your original PA Clearances from above.