What is Included in a Background Screening?

Not all background screenings are equal. Make certain your congregation is screening volunteers for the information that matters most. All background screenings include a criminal records check; which can be state or national. Not all background screenings checks for county, driving, or employment records; or the sexual offender registry. Here are some myths about background screening:


Obtaining a Background Screening

Background screenings allow congregations to know who is working with our children, youth, and vulnerable adults, and give us a better chance at deterring predators. 


Background and Criminal Records Screening Companies

The West Ohio Conference does not endorse a specific background company. Below is a list of companies for Safe Sanctuaries® background screenings used by local churches:


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