The Pennsylvania State Legislature has a law that all persons having repetitive contact with children have the following clearances, criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police and Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services.  Additionally, a fingerprint based federal criminal history (FBI) submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent is required if the position the volunteer is applying for is a paid position; and the volunteer has lived outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the last 10 years.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recently passed a state law known as the Child Protective Services Law. The intent of this law is to protect the youth of Pennsylvania. All youth serving organizations within the Commonwealth are covered under this new law. Volunteers are required to provide background check clearances. Please review this information and take the required action.

Who is required to comply with the new Pennsylvania law?

All adults who have care, supervision, contact with children or routine interaction with children must have proper clearances. All registered Coaches and Assistant Coaches (all seasons),  Referees, Board Members and all other direct-contact volunteers must have proper clearances.

How to complete your background check for HHoops:

HHoops has partnered with Background Manager to complete the necessary background checks for our coaches/ volunteers.

  • Coaches (Head & Assistant Coaches):
    • Please go to the Background Manager website to complete the necessary background checks: http://www.backgroundmanager.com/
    • Click Start My Background Check
      • Use our organizational code: hhoops
  • If a volunteer already has clearance certificate, they can email it directly to service@backgroundmanager.com.

If you have any questions, please email info@hhoops.com.