Sen. Charles Schumer (NY) is pushing for legislation to open up the FBI’s sexual-offender and criminal databases so that organizations that employ counselors can conduct thorough background checks. Under current law, camps, charitable organizations and other employers of staff interacting with children are limited to New York state’s criminal recordkeeping. So a prospective employee with…

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Gov. Jack Markell has created a task force to review Delaware’s background check laws and policies, specifically as they pertain to children and their safety when with adult volunteers and employees whose job descriptions may not require a pre-employment background screening. The “Delaware Criminal Background and Child Protection Registry Checks” task force — led by…

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closer look at its employees and the recreation director has been put on leave after town leaders said she didn’t get criminal background checks on the summer staff members. Background checks have not been done in the town for two years for high school and college students. Authorities said this is against the law. “I…

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trustworthy? Parents need to be sure that the people they are entrusting their children with are responsible and honest, and background checks are the best way to do this. Depending on the state you are in, background checks may be a prerequisite for any individual applying to work on summer camps. One way to be…

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