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PA Acts 33 & 34 Clearances

You may be required to apply for your Act 33 and Act 34 clearances when working with children or volunteering with vulnerable populations. This web page contains information to help you access the proper clearance applications and complete the application process.

Act 33 Child Abuse Form

 

Click here for the form

Print out the form. Complete Section 1 in its entirety using BLUE or BLACK ink. Please print legibly or your form may be returned unprocessed.
Under "Applicant Identification" clearly print your name and CURRENT address (ie your school address, or where you commute to Duquesne from if you do not live on campus. NOT your permanent or parents' address. The address you put down will be where results are sent).
Under "Purpose of Clearance" please check "School".
Complete the sections regarding previous addresses and household members and sign and date the application. These sections must be completed in their entirety or your form may be returned unprocessed.
Send the completed application along with a $10.00 money order (do not send cash or a personal check) made payable to the Department of Public Welfare to:


Childline and Abuse Registry
Department of Public Welfare
P.O. Box 8170
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8170

You will receive your clearance via mail at the address you listed under "Applicant Identitification." This process will take approximately 14 business days.

We suggest making several copies of your clearance as you may be required to have them for various circumstances in the futures.

Act 34 Criminal Record Check Form

Click here for the form

You have two options to choose from in order to process this form, either online or by mail.

To fill out the form online (a credit card is required):

On the PA State Police web page, use the PATCH System to process your check.
On this page below where it says, "Welcome to Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History", please click "Submit a New Record Check" under the heading "Credit Card Users".
On this page, please review the "Terms and Conditions for the use of PATCH". Scroll to the bottom of the page. Here, by clicking the "Accept" button, you will move into the page to begin the process. If you click "Decline" you cannot go further and get your clearances online.
From this point you will need to move through the remaining pages as directed to pay for and receive your clearance printout. WE SUGGEST MAKING SEVERAL COPIES OF THE RESULTS AS YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO HAVE THEM FOR VARIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES IN THE FUTURE.
You will receive the clearance printout after the application has been completed online unless there is a need for extensive research by the PSP. A credit card is required for payment for each clearance request.
To mail a copy and pay by money order please click here.

Open the link. Clearly print your name as the ‘Requester Name' and CURRENT address (ie your school address, or where you commute to Duquesne from if you do not live on campus. NOT your permanent or parents' address. The address you put down will be where results are sent).
Do not check anything under "Requester Identification".
Clearly print your responses in the following two blocks.
Under "Reason for Request" check "Employment" for work study; for all other requests check "Other" and specify "Volunteer" next to it.
Send the completed application along with a $10.00 money order (do not send cash or a personal check) made payable to Pennsylvania State Police to:


Pennsylvania State Police Central Repository
164 1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg , PA 17110-9758

You will receive your clearance via mail at the address you listed under "Requester name." This process will take approximately 14 business days.

We suggest making several copies of your clearance as you may be required to have them for various circumstances in the futures.

How to Obtain a Money Order:
Money orders can be purchased with cash, debit cards or travelers checks. Some places accept credit cards, as well, but some may not take debit cards or travelers checks. Cash is accepted everywhere.

You can purchase money orders at US post offices, most banks, and many grocery store customer service desks, convenience stores, and check-cashing businesses.

Be prepared to pay anywhere from 50 cents to a $4.00 fee for the money order at most places (you can easily find places charging under $1.00 unless it's online). However, your bank might wave any fees.

Please direct any financial concerns to Alia Pustorino-Clevenger, Assistant Director for Community Engagement Office, 305 Union , pustorinoa@duq.edu , 412.396.5853.
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