Screening methods should include interviews, written information, personal contacts, references and criminal background checks. Please note that you must first obtain a signed permission form from the applicant to run a criminal background check.
Once you have permission from the applicant, one option to run a local and state criminal background check is to contact your local law enforcement agency. They will provide you with information for each applicant for a fee. By Georgia law, this background check will only include information concerning an applicant's criminal history in the state of Georgia. If the applicant has not been a Georgia resident for the last 5 years, you should also obtain a national criminal background check from the FBI.
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All forms and reference reports should be kept as a part of an applicant's personnel file. The person responsible for the children or youth activity and/or their designee is responsible for reviewing and following up on each application prior to service.