CLEARANCES

Volunteers will be required to obtain the following clearances, which will are free.

  1. A Child Abuse Clearance  
  2. A Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal History Check  

If you already have the above clearances they need to be dated within the past 57 months.

  1. Clearances for similar organizations are acceptable providing they are dated within the past 57 months
  2. The Criminal History check is free and so is the Child Abuse Clearance providing it is new or 57 months after the last free application.

How do you do this?

  1. For the Child Abuse Clearances go to: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS/Public/Home  and create an account. Answer the questions.  
  2. For the Criminal History Clearance go to: https://epatch.state.pa.us/  (Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History)
  • Click on the yellow button New Record Check (Volunteers only)
  • Follow simple directions. They will ask for the Family Promise of Lower Bucks Telephone Number put this in: 215-943-0402  
  • Print out certificate at the end and send it to your Congregation Coordinator or to Jessica Schwartz, Director, at this address:  

c/o Family Promise of Lower Bucks

1700 Woodbourne Rd, STE B

Levittown, PA 19057

Note: If you’ve lived in another state in the last 10 years you also need to do an FBI clearance.