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Types of Volunteer Background Checks

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John M. Sadler, JD, CIC

February 13, 2015

Every reasonable effort should be made to protect youth sports participants from adults in the program who have a history of unacceptable criminal activity. In a 2014 study, an estimated 12.93% of all volunteers screened had a criminal background record and 3.2% of would be coaches had convictions involving …

Does Your Criminal Background Check Vendor Measure Up?

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Every background check vendor claims to be thorough, but are they?

Most public officials understand the need for screening staff and volunteers. However, the definition of the term “background check” has historically been, at the very least, ambiguous. The term “background check” means different things to different people.

Depending on the company you are evaluating, apples are …

Criminal Background Check Vendors

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IntelliCorp

For more information, visit the IntelliCorp website.

MyBackgroundCheck.com

The need for nonprofit volunteer groups to provide a safe environment to those they serve has led MyBackgroundCheck.com to develop the most comprehensive and cost effective volunteer/employee tracking system available to the nonprofit sector.

As a member of the Pre-employ.com family of companies, we bring over 12 years of success …

Criminal Background Check Vendors

Maintain a safer workplace with a successful screening program

When recruiting employees and volunteers, you want as much information as possible to make smart decisions. Below is a list of companies that offer criminal background check services for sports organizations.

Datasource Background Screening Services

 

 

For 25 years, as both a wholesale and retail background screening …

Criminal Background Check Stats Revealing

Operation TLC2, the endorsed criminal background check provider of RPA, published its statistics for 2010. The following statistics are expressed as a percentage of total criminal background checks run on youth sports volunteers:

* Percentage with criminal offenses: 15.2%

* Percentage of disqualifying offenses: 3.84%

Check out this …

NAYS-endorsed Background Check Vendor

Offering more than just background checks

I was just introduced to Protect Youth Sports as the endorsed criminal background check vendor of our insurance client, National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS). The Protect Youth Sports website offers some unique features as well as training videos that we highly recommend.

A good track record counts for a lot, and Protect …

2024 Insurance Program Released for American Youth Football

The gold standard that is the envy of the competition

The American Youth Football and American Youth Cheer endorsed insurance provider, Sadler Sports Insurance, has released the new 2024 insurance program for teams /associations /conferences which will be applicable for all new and renewal enrollments with effective dates 6-30-2024 and later.

The 2024 program is, once again, …

$300M Locker Room Peeping Lawsuit Alleges Child Abuse / Privacy Issues

Lessons to be learned about managing locker rooms to prevent child abuse and invasion of privacy

The class-action lawsuit filed in S.C. State Court alleges that Bishop England High School in Charleston, South Carolina knowingly allowed windows for staff viewing of students inside the boy’s and girls’ gym locker rooms. The windows were apparently installed in …

Protecting Against Sexual Abuse and Molestation in Youth Sports

Preventing Grooming is the Key

Do parents who send their children to ball practice ever think that they might be handing them over to a sexual predator?  That’s probably the last thing that crosses their mind. They assume that they can trust the coaches, volunteers and league administrators who come in contact with their children.

Child sexual …

Safe Sport Child Abuse and Other Misconduct Risk Management Plan for Non-NGB Organizations

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Introduction

In 2018, Congress enacted a new Federal law, The “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017” (“Safe Sport Act”), which specifically requires applicable amateur sports organizations which are not part of national governing bodies to:

Duty to Report Child Abuse By Covered Individuals –  A covered individual is any adult …