Are you sure your church is safe?
No doubt about it, God is our shepherd. Our protector. Our shield. Yet…things happen.
It’s the stuff none of us like to think about, much less talk about. But if church leaders aren’t the champions of a safe ministry environment, who will be?
Thankfully, you can be prepared. It’s easy to be proactive with Church Volunteer Central. You get access to a variety of reliable, thorough background checks. (Starting at just $9–PLUS get your first two background checks for free.) And no annual minimum orders or additional activation fees that some other providers attach.
You’ll get up-to-date info about the constant changes in the security biz. Plus you’ll find hundreds of forms, releases, waivers, letters, articles, online training sessions, and other resources that will make you a knight in shining armor.
That warm, fuzzy feeling is called “peace of mind.”
Your screening options include:
Package 1: Basic Starter ($9.00 per search)
The National Criminal File Plus comprises a search of the Dept. of Public Safety, Dept. of Corrections, and Administrative Office of the Courts, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Sexual Offenders Registry, and the Dept. of Criminal Justice files and records, where available. Package includes Social Security Number Verification, which provides the name, date issued and state, as well as best available address history.
Package 2: Basic Plus ($23.00 per search)
Includes all of Package 1, plus one County (Cty) Seat Felony & Misdemeanor Search. This is a search of all indexes at the county level state court based on the address of the subject. Includes Felony and Misdemeanor records from the upper and lower courts, if both are located at the same address. This search will be conducted onsite in the selected county, and the price includes the court access fees except in the state of New York, which adds an additional $65.00. Additional counties may be added for $14 each (plus the additional access fee in the state of New York, for each additional name selected). Package 2 includes one county search up to three names. Any additional names, or counties, will incur a per component price.
Package 3: Vehicle Plus ($23.00 per search)1
Includes all of Package 1, plus a Motor Vehicle Record, from the state in which the applicant is licensed. Depending upon the state, this may provide information such as dates of convictions, violations and accidents, sections violated, docket numbers, court locations, and accident report numbers.
Package 4: All-Inclusive ($36.00 per search)1
Includes all of Packages 1, 2, and 3: the National Criminal File Plus, Social Security Verification, one County Seat Felony & Misdemeanor Search ($55 additional in the state of New York), and one state Motor Vehicle Record. Additional counties may be added for $14 each (plus the additional access fee in the state of New York). Package 4 include one county search up to three names. Any additional names, or counties, will incur a per component price.
Package 5 – Motor Vehicle Record ($15.00 per search)1
Includes a Motor Vehicle Report from the state where the applicant is licensed. Depending upon the state, this may provide information such as dates of convictions, violations and accidents, sections violated, docket numbers, court locations and accident report numbers. State access fees included in package price.
Ala Carte Item 6 – National Criminal File Only ($6.00 per search)
Instant online reference of the National Criminal File including Sexual Offender Registry listings. Also provides best available address history.
Ala Carte Item 7 – Social Security Number Verification Only ($3.00 per search)
This search takes the provided identifiers and compares it to a proprietary LexisNexis First Advantage database for matching. This database contains credit header data and public record data. If there is a match from this database, the result is returned. If there is no match at the First Advantage database, we send the search to a credit bureau to search against their credit header file. The source of this product’s results is not the Social Security Administration.
Ala Carte Item 8 – Credit Report ($7.50 per search)
Instantly reports credit information. Provides credit history through a national credit bureau, and will help confirm that the social security number is associated with the subject based on the Credit Bureau records. Pulling a credit report for volunteer/employment purposes does NOT affect the individual’s credit report or score. Use of a credit report may be prohibited by some states except for positions where the applicant’s credit worthiness is essential to the role.
Ala Carte Item 9 – Federal Felony & Misdemeanor Report ($14.00 per search)
This is a criminal records search conducted at a single U.S. District Court within a federal judicial district. U.S. District Courts are trial courts for matters involving federal law. These are cases that involve the government, a violation of the constitution, or a controversy that crosses state lines. Criminal cases landing in federal court are initiated by the government through a U.S. attorney, in coordination with a federal law enforcement agency and with the acceptance by the grand jury. Federal crimes are not registered in the state criminal records that comprise our basic packages 1-4. While federal crimes are more rare—they are also more significant.
Ala Carte Item 10 – OFAC “Terrorist Watch” Search ($1.00 per search)
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Ala Carte Item 11 – Education Verification ($8.00 per search)
If the position requires that applicants have a certain level of education, you can search for the highest level required. This search provides verification of any completed degree, directly from the educational institution.
Ala Carte Item 12 – Former/Present Employment Verification ($8.00 per search)
This search will verify with the organization(s) you specify whether the applicant is or was employed by them, the dates, and the applicant’s title.
Your background check orders will be invoiced to your Group account.
1 Certain states may require state-specific forms for motor vehicle reports. If one of these states is selected during the order process you will be notified by First Advantage and instructed in how to provide the forms needed to complete the order.