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Background Checks - Nonprofit Risk Management Center Q&A Background Checks By John Patterson, Senior Program Director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center The Nonprofit Risk Management Center receives many questions concerning the screening of staff and volunteers using criminal history record checks. Criminal history record checks are important risk management tools but must not replace other risk management strategies designed to lessen the opportunity for abuse of vulnerable service recipients. No background check is perfect and the fact that an applicant appears to have a clean record is not predictive of future behavior. In this document he answers some of the more frequently asked questions concerning criminal history record checks. Volunteer Handbooks, Volunteer Screening/Interviewing background checks Management Tool
Background Checks Procedure - Huntington Beach This brief document identifies which volunteer positions require a background check, and outlines the process for doing it. Volunteer Handbooks, Volunteer Screening/Interviewing background checks, policies Management Tool
Criminal History Background Checks Things to consider when making decisions about criminal background checks, including the rights of the applicants. Includes information from the Nonprofit Risk Management Center and the California Attorney General's Office. Volunteer Handbooks, Volunteer Screening/Interviewing background checks, policies Management Tool
Fingerprinting Procedures - San Jose San Jose Public Library requires volunteers age 18 and over who work directly with children be fingerprinted. This is their procedures document for implementing that policy. Volunteer Handbooks, Volunteer Screening/Interviewing fingerprinting, liability, background checks Management Tool
The Importance of Using and Understanding Background Check Screening This archived webinar was produced by "AL!VE" -- the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement. Volunteer Screening/Interviewing, Capacity Building background checks, screening volunteers Training Materials
Volunteer Background Checks: Giving Back without Giving Up on Privacy How do nonprofit organizations screen volunteers? There are several options. The choices depend largely on the volunteer job involved and the organization’s policy as to what information is necessary to “clear” the candidate. Almost certainly, a volunteer background check will include a criminal history check. To find out whether an applicant or volunteer has a criminal past, a nonprofit organization may have access to state and federal criminal history repositories. Organizations may also employ professional background screening companies. Many commercial companies that perform employee screening have established programs specifically for nonprofit organizations seeking to check volunteers. Volunteer Screening/Interviewing, Capacity Building, Staff Training background checks, screening Training Materials
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