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More Schools Make Background Checks a Prerequisite to Volunteering

Shrinking budgets and other organizational pressures mean many schools increasingly rely on their volunteers to perform essential functions inside and outside the classroom, yet inconsistent vetting of these volunteers may expose schools to unintended risk – as recent headlines attest. While laws and policies regarding criminal background checks for school volunteers are different for every state and school district, screening is fast becoming a prerequisite to volunteering at schools throughout the country.

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Is Your Standard of Protection What It Should Be?

Abuse issues and safety remain a chief concern for youth service organizations. While youth service organizations have stepped up training and staff selection efforts in recent years, there is still much work to be done. Abuse prevention and protection must be a strategic initiative.

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Nonprofits relying more on volunteers - and screening

New research shows that nonprofits are relying more and more on their volunteers to fill staffing gaps in their organizations, making volunteer screening critical.

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Screening company announces partnership

Verified Volunteers, which provides background screening services for nonprofit organizations, announced a partnership with Plan to Protect, which focuses on abuse prevention.

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