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Small Towns All Over the Country are Upping Efforts When it Come to Background Checks

By Michael Klazema on 1/9/2012

In small towns from coast to coast, efforts are being made to implement better background checks for people who volunteer for work with children. After several scandals over child sexual abuse have been unleashed to the public, the need for background checks on anyone who works closely with kids is getting to be an imperative for towns all over the country. For many years, smaller towns have foregone the extra step of background checks on employees and volunteers, but in recent years they have become compulsory in many places before a hire can be made. Over the past several weeks, policies are popping up all over the country that make criminal background checks mandatory for any person who will be working in close proximity to children.

Though the information that is needed in a criminal background check will differ by town and city, just the fact that these checks are being done will help create a safe environment for children. Some cities and towns will choose to do a background check when employees or volunteers start out in a position. Others will repeat the background check periodically, like every five to ten years. Still other towns and cities across the country will have continuous monitoring on their employees so they will be informed if they new records appear.

The background checks being done in many municipalities will be looking for violent offenses,  like assault, threats, kidnapping, sexual offenses, theft, homicide, robbery, drug offences and crimes against family, children like endangering the welfare of child. All of these offences could be discovered with instant background checks like the US OneSEARCH from the backgroundchecks.com. This search encompasses over 400 million records from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. The search includes an offender component, that could uncover hits against the sex offender registries, which is often considered vital information for any company doing a background check on someone who works with children.

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Source - http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/communities/northfield_linwood_somers-point/somers-point-wants-more-scrutiny-of-those-working-with-youth/article_027e59b0-31b1-11e1-99ba-001871e3ce6c.html


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