Research Services works directly with various industries, catering to the care of vulnerable people, including children and people with disabilities. Whether it is a non-profit or a private school, we understand the importance of knowing who you hire or enlist to volunteer. We offer various services to assist with this, and it is vital to acknowledge the signs of someone who might not offended yet but could in the future.
The Sex Offender Registry: This is a service we provide to our clients where we search a nationwide registry using all possible aliases associated with an applicant. This comprehensive search can pinpoint if an individual is registered and the state they committed the offense.
The National Criminal Index: This comprehensive search includes coverage of the sex offender registry and other protective databases. Please click here for a more thorough explanation of its scope.
The 16-67 Act Educational Employment Verification – Many clients hire us to send these verifications. These verifications are an exclusive Connecticut verification put in place to find individuals who may have a clear record (due to not involving law enforcement) but may have conducted themselves inappropriately with children. They are tailored to add a protective layer for private or charter school applicants, but many public schools also use them.
Each state has different laws regarding sex offenders and the use of the registry to deny employment. For example, companies in California can face fees for denying someone employment in a position that is not covered in their exceptions (protecting a person at risk or other lawful requirements). It is crucial to be familiar with your state’s laws to avoid violating them.
Sexual abuse happens to humans regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity, and it is one of the most underreported crimes, causing statistics to be approximate versus exact. Below I have listed resources and guides to familiarize yourself with signs of abuse as well as signs someone may be or become an abuser. Signs someone may be being abused can range depending upon age:
You may think the signs would be evident if an adult is or could be an abuser. For a full and comprehensive list, please see this helpful link.
Contact Research Services for preventative reports to keep the vulnerable safe.