What is a background check?
A background check is a "records" screening of an individual which can be as little as a one-county check or as in-depth as a Security clearance investigation. Public and private records can be searched once applicant consent is given.
How long does it take for the background checks?
Turnaround time on submitted requests is typically same day - 48 hours. The industry standard is 72 hours.
What criteria should your ministry require for a background check?
As the data provided in the many databases searched is not equally maintained and accessed by each state, the universal criteria is hard to enforce. For that reason, it's critical that you partner with a credible background screening company like Protect My Ministry.
Choose from cost-friendly background check packages through an intuitive online consultation. Recommendations are based on the quality of data available in each state and industry best practices. At the very minimum the background check should cover Social Security Number Verification, National Criminal Search and Sex Offender Registries Search.
Why do background checks?
A ministry that serves children and youth has the obligation to exercise "due diligence" with regards to protecting its members, especially the children. By performing background checks on our volunteers your ministry is…
- Putting up a safeguard at the "doorway" of the organization that will, in most cases, scare off sexual predators.
- Offering peace of mind to discerning parents when choosing a church, by knowing your ministry is being pro-active in trying to protect the children.
Who should you trust for background checks?
Thousands of ministries trust Protect My Ministry, a ministry background check company. Our low-cost re-verification process on positive criminal records from the national criminal database helps to ensure that your ministry is a safe space for those you serve. We are also one of the few screening companies to do “true” 50-state search on sexual offenders.
What is the price for background checks?
Protect My Ministry seeks to offer a balance between cost and comprehensiveness. Learn more about our services for church volunteer screening.
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