Due to the high recidivism rates among sexual offenders, it’s important that employers screen their applicants for sexual offenses
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) December 19, 2006
Verifications, Inc., a leading provider of global employment screening and applicant processing services, today announced the release of the National Sexual Offender Search, a new background screening product that provides employers with a single, nationwide search of state sexual offender registries.
It is estimated that there are more than 500,000 registered sex offenders nationwide. According to U.S. Bureau of Justice statistics, nearly 5.3% of sex offenders are arrested for another sex crime after their discharge from prison.
The National Sexual Offender Search allows employers to identify these sex offenders. It provides a comprehensive, reliable search of all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam by accessing information from each state’s central sexual offender repository. Once completed, the search provides the name of the offender, a classification of the offense and the offender’s last known address.
“Due to the high recidivism rates among sexual offenders, it’s important that employers screen their applicants for sexual offenses,” explains John Lamb, Verifications’ Executive Vice President of Marketing. “Our new National Sexual Offender Search provides employers with an efficient search of the sexual offender registries of all U.S. states as part of their background investigation package. The search can help employers avoid a potentially costly hire.”
Employers can order the National Sexual Offender Search from SafeScreen™, Verifications’ browser-based, web-enabled employment screening platform. SafeScreen™ provides employers with a personalized, customizable online environment where employers may order and retrieve reports, initialize and track their applicants’ online applications and manage their drug testing program. With SafeScreen™, employers can add a National Sexual Offender Search to their applicant’s background investigation and view the search results as part of a detailed background investigation report.
About Verifications, Inc.
Verifications, Inc. is a leading provider of global employment screening, and applicant processing services. Since 1987, over 5,000 companies have chosen Verifications because they consistently provide the highest quality services and the most accurate information, helping their clients to make timely and informed hiring decisions. The company is certified to the ISO 9001:2000 standard and utilizes state-of-the-art technology to provide services including background investigations, substance abuse testing, and a full suite of applicant processing services. Visit them at http://www.verificationsinc.com.
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