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Volunteer Clearances

UPDATED 4/1:
The Hawks have partnered with Background Manager.  Please visit http://www.backgroundmanager.com/ and create an account. The code to get to our page is: hawks .  You can upload your documents right there.   If you already have an account with background manager, you can go to the left side and click on "my organizations".  From there, you click the search button and a drop down box will show up. Scroll down for Hatboro Horsham Hawks and select to share your clearances with the Hawks.

The Hawks are made up of Volunteers at every level.  All Board Members and Coaches (FLAG, TACKLE, CHEER) must comply with this requirement.  Please read the explanation below and also use the links at the bottom of the page to complete your THREE (3) Mandatory Checks. 

The Pennsylvania State Legislature has a law that all persons having repetitive contact with children have the following clearances, (1) criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police and (2) Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services.  Additionally, a (3) 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 unpaid position; and the volunteer has lived outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the last 10 years.  If you have lived here for 10 years, you do not need the fingerprinting, just the signed Signature Form.  So ultimately, you will need to submit THREE (s) items to the Hawks for your Clearances.


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), Team Parents, Officials, Board Members and all other direct-contact volunteers must have proper clearances.  


Pennsylvania 
State Mandated Background Checks: 


These are mandatory before you or any coach/parent can take the field with your team/children  Anyone who has coached in PA should be very familiar with this as all sports organizations and schools require this.  Please send your forms to Denise Madison, Hawks President and  Lisa Johannah, Hawks Secretary at [email protected] and [email protected]


Please email [email protected] with any questions or concerns.