Michigan State Court Consent Verification Registration Now Available

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Michigan State Court Consent Verification Registration is now available will allow authorized individuals to access identifiers in court records. The site is at www.courts.michigan.gov/CVRApp. A list of authorized individuals that have completed registration will be at www.courts.michigan.gov/AuthorizedList. Dates of birth (DOBs) contained in court records are protected…

Researcher and Data Standards Required for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Enforcing high standards for public record researchers that search for court records that include criminal records to ensure they comply with the federal, state, and local laws for background screening is required for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) seeking accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). The…

PBSA and CDIA Release Public Access Software Specifications (PASS) for Courts

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) and the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) have come together to develop Public Access Software Specifications (PASS) to help courts meet the greater demand on public access due to policy concerning background screening and more precise legal standards. PASS facilitates the…

DOJ Survey of State Criminal Record Repositories Shows Records Not Always Accurate and Complete

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) – which is responsible for enforcement of law and administration of justice in the United States – has released its latest Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems that “includes some disturbing facts on the currency and accuracy of records,” according to…

Product Standards Required for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Ensuring high standards for public record researchers are met through policies for data products used for background checks is required for background screening firms accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). Criminal record information gathered by these researchers at county courts is an important part of…