Nearly 130 Employees at Chicago Public Schools Out of Jobs after Rescreening with Background Checks

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.

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…

Chicago Public Schools Announces All Adult Workers Will Undergo Background Checks for Rescreening

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…

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).

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…