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Background Checks

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BACKGROUND CHECKSAll adults working with youth  and other at-risk participants should be submitted to an annual  background check to ensure the safety of all participants.  Below are the background check recommendations provided by our insurance underwriter:

  • A national background check should be conducted because state systems to not share information.
  • Require background checks for ALL staff and volunteers that interact with clients, particularly youth and at-risk participants.  If a volunteer is only doing behind the scenes work (office, scheduling, etc.) then a background check is not required, but still recommended.

To assist chapters that do not currently have a background screening process in place, DSUSA has established a “parent” account with the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI).  Any chapter can establish a “child” account under Disabled Sports USA which waives the $75 start-up fee.  After establishing an account, chapters are able to conduct Full Service Screens for $20.

Full Service Screen Includes:

  • Two national criminal database searches covering 50 states, DC, Guam and Puerto Rico
  • Two Sex Offender Registry database searches for 49 states, DC, Guam and Puerto Rico
  • Social Security Number verification
  • Address history records
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control federal terrorist database searches
  • County Courthouse search
  • Automatic re-check of single national database and sex offender registry twelve months after first screen

To establish an account through NCSI:

  • Go to www.ncsisafe.com
  • Select “Apply for New Account” from the menu on the left side of the page
  • Fill out all required fields, and “Create Account”
  • Enter DISA1641 in the “Parent ID” field
  • An NCSI representative will contact you concerning the rest of your account set up
  • To open an account or learn more, please contact Suzanne Boyd at Sboyd@ncsisafe.com  or 866-833-7100 ext. 106
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