Full service background screening companies that perform National Background Checks:
First Advantage: Contact person Marvin Hudgins 678-710-7251
Protect Youth Sports: Contact person Bruce Sprowl 877-319-5587 ext 286.
Background Checks (All Divisions of Babe Ruth League, Inc.) – Effective with the 2015 season, a volunteer who successfully passes a nationwide background check; this background check will be valid for a three-year period. For example, a volunteer who successfully passed a background check in 2014; this background check will be good through the 2016 season, and the next background check for this volunteer would not be required until the 2017 season. A volunteer who successfully passes a background check during the 2015; the background check is good through the 2017 season.
Frequently Asked Questions
1) Why is Babe Ruth League requiring leagues to conduct background checks?
It has become the standard among youth organizations to require volunteers working with children to complete a background check. The purpose of the required background check is to deter individuals who should not be working with young athletes from applying to volunteer. Additionally, it serves to identify any unsuitable criminal history of those individuals who do apply as a volunteer. Babe Ruth League, Inc. cares about the protection of your players and feels confident that through your leadership as League President, as well as that of your local league's Board of Directors, we can achieve our goal of making Babe Ruth League, Inc. the safest program in which our youth can enjoy the great games of baseball and softball.
2) Who is required to complete the background check?
All managers and coaches, as well as any other persons and volunteers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams are required to complete the background check.
3) What type of offenses should the local league screen for when conducting a background check?
Local leagues are conducting annually a nationwide search that contains the applicable government sex offender registry data. (A check conducted only in one state will not meet the minimum requirements of these regulations.) An individual who has been convicted or plead guilty to charges involving or against a minor, no matter when the offense occurred, must not permitted to work or volunteer.
4) Who in the local league should be responsible for processing the background check information?
Babe Ruth League, Inc. recommends the local league's Board of Directors appoint the League President and two other individuals to handle background checks. These individuals may or may not be members of the local league's Board. For example, the Board of Directors may choose to appoint individuals who have professional experience with conducting and processing background checks, such as law enforcement officers or individuals with a legal background.
First Advantage is an online volunteer screening service designed for the nonprofit industry. It offers affordable access to criminal records, identity verifications and other credentialing information with the results of these searches available within minutes. First Advantage provides innovative, cost effective, background check solutions that help provide a safe environment for the youth we serve. It also helps protect and promote the integrity and reputation of our leagues.
For further information or to join now, please contact our dedicated account manager, Marvin Hudgins at 678.710.7251 or Marvin.Hudgins@fadv.com, or visit the First Advantage Website. As a chartered member of Babe Ruth League, Inc., this service is available to you at discounted pricing.