Arizona Not Requiring Full Background Checks for Camp Employees

By Michael Klazema on 3/27/2012

After an announcement from Florida a few weeks ago that stated background checks are not performed on many summer camp employees, information from the state of Arizona indicates that Arizona is in the same boat. Both states do not require background checks on anyone who works at a summer camp. This leaves the door open for sexual predators to come in and work in camps without being known or even caught until something happens. Though there are some camps that take it upon themselves to require background checks, many don’t. In fact, Florida and Arizona are only 2 of the 27 US states that do not require these background checks. As summer approaches, opponents say that this is literally an “emergency” situation.

Until the governments of these states begins protecting children through laws and enforcement of tougher regulations, some individual camps are stepping up and taking on the responsibility themselves. One way that camps can do this is to use a third party background check company like to perform the background checks on their potential employees and volunteers. With products like their US Offender OneSEARCH, these camps could search sex offender information from all 50 states and shield their camps from possible sex offenders.

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