Penn State Posts Background Requirements Updates for adults working with minors in youth programs

Posted: May 3, 2016

Here is some recent information on background clearance requirements in Pennsylvania for interaction with minors in youth programs.

On July 1, 2015, Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill 1276 into law as Act 15, amending Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law and the requirements for working in youth programs in Pennsylvania. That means all employees and volunteers who have direct contact with children will be required to obtain certain clearances. [Full story]

For those in the Penn State community, there is a webpage that addresses frequently asked questions about new compliance requirements. Also of interest is a recent Penn State News article describing a new self-monitoring tool introduced to assist youth program directors in ensuring compliance with Penn State policy and regulatory guidelines.