Contact Information 
District Office
70 Lancaster Avenue, Suite B 
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone:  610-251-1070
Fax:  610-251-1074
Hours: M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A free notary is available Monday through Thursday by appointment.

Capitol Office
Hon. Duane Milne
150-A East Wing
PO Box 202167
Harrisburg PA 17120-2167
Phone:  (717) 787-8579
Fax:  (717) 787-1295


Ensuring Your Compliance with Act 153: Pennsylvania’s New Required Background Checks to Work With Children
For our community’s dedicated volunteers and employees seeking to ensure their compliance with Act 153 requirements, a brief discussion of the law as well as its key rules and guidelines follow below:

The law is complex because of the myriad of circumstances under which conceivably it could apply, and because its newness necessitates that some of the nuances realistically will have to be shaped as operational experience with the law is gained by all concerned, including covered individuals, organizations, and state government itself.

Please know that the information below encapsulates the minimum requirements of state law. Organizations have been granted local autonomy to require, if desired, more than these state law standards.

To read even more details about the law, as well as apply for clearances, visit