. . . we are using ND to really check out all of our new employees before we hire them. Using ND, I have made some rather startling discoveries. One applicant was wanted by the FBI for embezzlement . . . and he was applying for a job in our Accounting Department!
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) May 12, 2006
If most state-sponsored sporting associations received coaching applications today and ran criminal background checks on applicants through their normal channels, no doubt most applicants would be considered "qualified" to mentor children.
A misdemeanor assault conviction from 1978 might show up for one applicant, a 1981 conviction for failing to acknowledge the facts of road rage for another one. But, neither conviction might be serious enough to exclude her/ him from becoming a coach, overseeing thousands of youngsters. And, there may be no mention of two convictions from the 1980s for assaulting motorists in road-rage incidents; or, of a 2001 aggravated assault conviction in Georgia, where the applicant was sentenced to 20 years, but served less than five months.
"This whole field is a mess, and that's critical because it puts kids in harm's way," said Dan Varner, head of Think Detroit PAL, a private nonprofit group that offers athletic programs for kids.
While the cost of accessing a criminal record database is important -- this cost is being balanced against the value of knowing our children have been entrusted to honest and responsible adults -- and Net Detective provides an alternative that effectively achieves both goals.
Net Detective's most tangible benefit is that it's cost-effective. One $29 fee allows individuals, non-profits or businesses to conduct an unlimited number of background checks. It can't tell you what to do with the information it retrieves; that's where responsible adulthood comes into play.
But, already having over 750,000 satisfied customers worldwide, Net Detective (ND) can assure instant access to its databases and requires no downloads -- so, it is 100% compatible with any other computer online. ND can be used to conduct an au pair background check, a babysitter or pre-employment background check, a safe date background check, a check for local sex offenders, to locate missing relatives/ lost friends, run nursing home employee background checks, find "deadbeat dads," and whatever else.
ND is 100% legal, so it can uncover anything users want to know about their coaches, their friends, spouses, neighbors, lovers and even themselves -- and, in total privacy. George Whitaker of Sacramento, California admits ". . . we are using ND to really check out all of our new employees before we hire them. Using ND, I have made some rather startling discoveries. One applicant was wanted by the FBI for embezzlement . . . and he was applying for a job in our Accounting Department!"
"The bottom-line goal is we want to see children are safe all the time," Varner says, "and in particular, when parents are trusting them to us, that we are certain that we have done our very, very best to ensure that the children are safe, and that they can really have a fun time on our fields."