After-school programs often rely on buses to transport students. Sometimes the buses (or vans or whatever they use) are operated by the private-sector business who is running the after-school activity program. Other times, the school district provides the buses. Either way, providing transportation for children so they can participate in worthwhile after-school activities is super […]
We’re going back to basics on Protect Youth Sports this week. Our goal is explaining some of the basic laws of background checks and what employees and volunteers need to know about how youth sports organizations and the Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) with whom they partner, should be protecting their credit information.
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Evidence that led to the arrest of former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle on child porn and child sex charges is finally surfacing. The evidence – recordings of conversations Fogle had with an FBI informant – shed light on the inner workings of a child predator and give details on how he, and other child predators, […]
Communities in California were stunned earlier this school year when a charter school employee was arrested for allegedly luring an 8-year-old student to a secluded area at the school and molesting her.
Jonathan Chow, an 18 year-old lunchtime aide employed by the school, has been charged with five felonies, including sexual penetration of a child under […]
There is a nearly universal expectation that when we sign our children up for sports, they will be safe. Parents put an enormous amount of trust into the people who are caring and coaching our kids, some of whom spend upwards of 10 hours a week playing sports.
Helping keep kids safe – especially while in […]
A parks and recreation department in Missouri found itself the subject an embarrassing public call out by a parent who discovered a felon among the coaching ranks of a youth soccer group. Here’s the actual letter from the parent:
Hey Mr. Pokin! I’m asking for your help. My daughter was on a team and as of […]
Many youth sports organizations begin from the ground up. Some well-intentioned person, or perhaps a few parents, see(s) the need for a grassroots startup to give children an opportunity to participate in a sport. It’s a great way to bring communities together and to build children’s fitness levels and self-esteem.
Some of these youth sports groups, […]
If you’re one of the few local or community-level youth sports organizations that has a coherent and comprehensive screening policy, we applaud you. You’re a rarity and clearly you’ve taken proactive measures to keep your employees, volunteers and child participants safe.
However, the hard truth is that most grassroots sports and rec clubs don’t have a […]
“Legal experts have one main thing to say to employers considering using social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram as an initial job-candidate screening tool: Don’t do it.
According to a recent survey from Careerbuilder, more employers are turning to social networking sites to find information on potential candidates. And, CareerBuilder reports, 51 percent of […]
So, you know you want to screen coaches involved in your program, but you have no idea where to start. Sound familiar?
Well, first, we’re glad you found us. Protect Youth Sports is the premiere background screening agency for youth sports programs across the nation. We are nationally-accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners […]