Background Check Information

“Protecting our future”

Web Resources for Background Checks

Example Forms

Example Policies

Agencies performing checks in NC
Web Resources for Background Checks

Search the NC Sex Offender & Public Protection Registry http://sexoffender.ncdoj.gov/
Commercial Background Checks:
Southeastern Security Consultants, Inc  http://www.ssci2000.com/
Search North Carolina online  http://www.123NC.com
Companies and Organizations Nationwide  http://www.CourtCheck.com

Example Forms
NOTE: These documents were not selected as “models” or “best practices”. The user must evaluate each to determine whether it is useful, appropriate or legal for the user’s particular need. These documents were not created or reviewed by RRS. The content and links on this page are provided as an example only. RRS accepts no responsibility in nor make any representation about the content of listed documents.

Lan-Oak Park, Illinois – Coaches Form
Arlington Heights, Illinois – Background Release Form
Arlington Heights, Illinois – Background Form (for minors)
Grapevine, Texas – Background Release Form
Vernon Hills Park District – Volunteer Application
City of Raleigh, NC – Background Release Form
Grand Junction, Colorado – Release Form

Example Policies
NOTE: These documents were not selected as “models” or “best practices”. The user must evaluate each to determine whether it is useful, appropriate or legal for the user’s particular need. These documents were not created or reviewed by RRS. The content and links on this page are provided as an example only. RRS accepts no responsibility in nor make any representation about the content of listed documents.

Myrtle Beach, SC Policy:  2002 Resolution
Anchorage Hockey Officals
Arlington Heights Park District – Adult
Arlington Heights Park District – Minor
Frederick County Virginia – Parks and Recreation Administrative Procedures, 2000
Grapevine, Texas – Youth Sports Personnel
Grapevine, Texas – Coaches
Knightdale, NC  Ordinances
Chesterfield Virginia Policy – http://www.co.chesterfield.va.us/BackgroundChecks/Policy.asp
Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services Caregiver Background Checks –http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/caregiver/index.htm

Who is performing background checks in North Carolina?
The Municipal and County Services Study conducted by RRS in 2004-2005 asked respondents if they performed background checks on coaches or volunteers, what was the cost for conducting those checks and how frequent were the checks made. A summary of those results are listed below. If you would like more information from those local agencies, please contact them directly. You may use the NC Directory of Park and Recreation Agencies available from RRS.

Departments reporting they perform background checks on coaches:

Municipal Departments: County Departments:
Albemarle Hickory Alamance
Apex Highlands Alleghany
Archdale Holly Springs Cabarrus
Asheboro Hope Mills Carteret
Asheville Huntersville Chatham
Ayden Jacksonville Cherokee
Burlington Knightdale Currituck
Carolina Beach Lexington Dare
Clayton Liberty Franklin
Bertie County Lumberton Haywood
Bladen County Madison-Mayodan Iredell
Blowing Rock Maiden Mecklenburg
Clinton Mebane Mitchell
Cornelius Monroe Moore
Davidson Mooresville Northampton
Durham New Bern Orange
Eden Newton Robeson
Elizabeth City Raleigh Wilkes
Elkin Rocky Mount  
Farmville Shelby  
Garner Smithfield  
Gibsonville Village of Pinehurst  
Graham Washington  
Greenville Whiteville  
Haw River Williamston  

Mean and Median Cost Reported to perform background checks on coaches and the number of coaches checked annually.

  Cost of Background Checks Number of Coaches Checked Annually
mean $13.42 291.84
median $12.50 75.00

Reported Frequency of Coached Background Checks

Annually Seasonally Monthly Other As Needed
27 31   6 1

Departments reporting they perform background checks on volunteers

Municipal Departments:
Apex Hope Mills
Asheville Lumberton
Blowing Rock Madison-Mayodan
Clinton New Bern
Durham Raleigh
Eden Rocky Mount
Elizabeth City Shelby
Elkin Village of Pinehurst
Gibsonville Washington
Graham Whiteville
Highlands Williamston
Holly Springs  

 

County Departments:
Cabarrus Mitchell
Chatham Moore
Currituck Northampton
Dare Robeson
Iredell Wilkes
Mecklenburg  

Mean and Median Cost Reported to perform background checks on volunteers and the number of volunteers checked annually.

  Cost of Background Checks Number of Volunteers Checked Annually
mean $12.64 101.72
median $12.00 30.00

Frequency of Volunteers Background Checks

Annually Seasonally Monthly Other As Needed* Daily* Seldom*
19 11   3 1 1 1

*Listed as an Other