Absent legal requirements, many sports organizations have implemented criminal background checks for many of their coaches, paid and volunteer staff members and occasional supporters to assure the legitimate worried parents that sufficient steps have been taken to protect their children and create a safe environment. If parents lose trust in an organization due to lack of screening, it can lead to loss of members and support from the community.
Youth-based sports organizations should at a minimum make a good faith effort in trying to screen out people with a criminal past that makes them unsuitable for working or otherwise having access to children. As part of our multi-jurisdictional criminal database, we search through violent and sex offender registries from every state. Allowing an individual that is on a known sex offender registry or that has an extensive criminal past to work with youth athletes can cause irreparable damage to both your organization and the individuals you have made accessible to them.
backgroundchecks.com offer an easy registration process with the ability to pay for background checks with your credit card. You can start a screening program for your sports team or organization today.