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Child Protection News

Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) requires that paid and unpaid persons who work directly with children undergo two state background checks (the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Check) and an FBI Criminal Background Check. Only volunteers who meet certain requirements qualify for a… Continue

Legal Issues for Churches: From Employment and Taxes to Trademarks and Cemeteries

Date:          Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Time:          7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Location:    The offices of Gibbel Kraybill & Hess LLP, 2933 Lititz Pike How can churches be protective and proactive when engaging with the world? Attorneys Peter Kraybill and Jonna Stratton will address… Continue

Child Protection Policies

Date:          Thursday, April 6, 2017 Time:          12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Location:    The offices of Gibbel Kraybill & Hess LLP, 2933 Lititz Pike Attorneys Ann Martin and Dwight Yoder will review the significant changes made to Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services law since… Continue

Child Protective Services Law: Changes and Updates

On November 7, 2016, GKH attorney Ann Martin will give a presentation at the Parish Resource Center on the status of the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (“the Law”), aspects of the Law identified by child protection advocates and legislators as requiring further clarification, and a look at how effectively… Continue