Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nearly 130 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) employees – including nine teachers and 35 classroom aides – “have been terminated, recommended for dismissal, or simply resigned amid scrutiny” after a review of background checks performed on CPS workers, according to a report from The Chicago Tribune.Continue reading "Nearly 130 Employees at Chicago Public Schools Out of Jobs after Rescreening with Background Checks"
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 …Continue reading "Murder Suspect Lied on Background Check to Coach Youth Football Team"
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 …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Sponsors Free Child Protection Training Resource Guide for Non-Mandated Reporters"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has conducted a background check on each of its 43,332 active school-based and central office employees and 97.9 percent cleared their rescreening and have returned to work on for 2018-2019 school year, according to a statement from CPS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) …Continue reading "Chicago Public Schools Announces Background Check Results of Rescreening of Employees"
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 …Continue reading "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 June 15, 2018, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced that all adults who regularly work in schools – including CPS employees, coaches, volunteers, and vendors – will undergo background checks for rescreening before school starts for the 2018-2019 academic year, according to a CPS press release. The …Continue reading "Chicago Public Schools Announces All Adult Workers Will Undergo Background Checks for Rescreening"
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).Continue reading "U.S. Catholic Bishops Revise Child and Youth Protection Charter to Include Expanded 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 …Continue reading "Proposed Legislation Would Allow Summer Camps and Youth Organizations to Access FBI Sex Offender Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The 2015 National Safe Environment Coordinators and Victim Assistance Coordinators (NSECVAC) Leadership Conference will be held from Sunday, May 31, 2015 to Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Rivercenter in Covington, Kentucky. More information about the 2015 NSECVAC Conference – which will feature the theme …Continue reading "2015 NSECVAC Conference to be Held May 31 to June 3"
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 …Continue reading "New California Law Creates Consistent Criminal Background Check Policy for Volunteer Coaches in Youth Sports"