How do I apply for a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance?

An individual can receive a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance one of three ways:

1. In person by walking into the office that processes Child Abuse History Clearances located at the following address:

Child Abuse Registry
Department of Human Services
5 Magnolia Drive (Hillcrest Building #53)
Harrisburg, Pa 17110

2. Submitting an application online by first creating a Child Welfare Account and completing the information electronically through the Child Welfare Portal (Gemma's Angels preferred method): https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

3. Mailing in paper application (the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance – also known as the CY113) to the ChildLine and Abuse Registry at the below address. A paper copy of the clearance application may be found here: 


ChildLine and Abuse Registry
Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 8170
Harrisburg, Pa 17105-8170

Click here for an online Frequently Asked Questions about the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Program.

Note: As a volunteer, you do not have to pay the fee for this application. Contact Mike Macchioni at (717) 289-0150, extension 5, Gemma's Angels to be issued a State Payment Code.

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Home Address, including City & Zip code

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E-mail Address

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Emergency Contact Information

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