Murder Suspect Lied on Background Check to Coach Youth Football Team

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A man arrested on suspicion of murder who had a lengthy criminal record admitted he falsified his date of birth on a volunteer job application and provided false information for a background check to coach children in a Charlotte youth football league, according to a report from …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Sponsors Free Child Protection Training Resource Guide for Non-Mandated Reporters

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background screening firm – has prepared a free online Child Protection Training Resource Guide designed to create awareness among non-mandated reporters about the signs and circumstances surrounding child abuse. The guide is a narrated and animated PowerPoint video lasting thirty-five minutes and …

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U.S. Youth Soccer Association Agrees to Pay $8.2 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 17, 2018, the U.S. Youth Soccer Association and its Northern California affiliate agreed to pay $8.2 million to settle a lawsuit over their failure to properly run background checks on a coach who was later convicted of sexually abusing a 13-year-old player, according to a …

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U.S. Catholic Bishops Revise Child and Youth Protection Charter to Include Expanded Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has approved a series of revisions to the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” that includes requiring all people who have contact with minors to undergo background checks, according to a story from the National Catholic Reporter (NCR).

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Michigan Courthouse Shooter with Criminal Record Passed Background Checks as School Volunteer

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In a story that shows “how” background checks are performed is just as important as “if” they are performed, an inmate who shot and killed two bailiffs and wounded two others during an escape attempt at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan on July 11, …

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Proposed Legislation Would Allow Summer Camps and Youth Organizations to Access FBI Sex Offender Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-New York) has launched a campaign to pass his bipartisan legislation – Child Protection Improvements and Electronic Life and Safety Security Systems Act of 2015 – that would change the federal law preventing summer camps and other not-for-profit youth organizations from …

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New Pennsylvania Law Clarifies Background Check Clearances

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed House Bill 1276 to help clarify the state’s new law regarding background check clearances for employees and volunteers who have direct and routine contact with children. A copy of Pennsylvania HB 1276, which takes effect immediately, is available at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/PennsylvaniaHouseBill1276.pdf.

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New California Law Creates Consistent Criminal Background Check Policy for Volunteer Coaches in Youth Sports

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a new law – Assembly Bill 465 (AB 465) – to help protect children who participate in community youth athletic programs from sexually abusive and violent individuals by creating a consistent criminal background check policy across the state for volunteer coaches in youth sports. A report in the Contra …

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Rhode Island to Require State Background Checks for School Volunteers

Governor Lincoln Chafee has signed into law legislation requiring school volunteers in Rhode Island to undergo a state criminal background check, according to a report by the Providence Journal available at http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/05/chafee-signs-bill-requiring-background-checks-for-school-volunteersready.html.

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Employment Screening Resources Partners with GuideOne Insurance SafeChurch Program to Provide Discounted Background Checks

NOVATO, CA – December 17, 2012—Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide accredited background check firm, is pleased to announce a partnership with the GuideOne Insurance SafeChurch® program, a comprehensive church risk management resource, to offer discounted background check services and expert advice in implementing screening programs to SafeChurch members. For more information about background checks …

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