Benicia Little League will require all league volunteer who has repetitive access to players to complete a Volunteer application.
The background checks must be done through First Advantage & NOJ. These checks will cover all fifty states when done using these sites. Additionally, state, county & local web sites are highly recommend well.
This application can be used for a background check on all members of Benicia Little League Volunteer Force; which consists of board members, managers, coaches, umpires, field maintenance workers and any individuals deemed by the League.
This process will be maintained by a 3 member committee to address the following issues:
Volunteer will not be permitted to be involved in Little League Program (NO EXCEPTIONS)
Volunteer will not have any incidents involving children or spouse for a period of 4 years
Volunteer will not have any offenses regarding alcohol related incidents; to include Fighting, Under the Influence, or Drunk Driving Convictions for a period of 4 years
Volunteer will not have any offenses regarding misuse of funds/embezzlement for a period of 5 years
Any information regarding any applicant will be ONLY discussed within the committee members. Applicants will receive notification in writing of disapproval and this decision is FINAL. There will be no additional information and/or discussions regarding this decision between any League Officials.
This will be the policy of Benicia Little League for 2015-2016 season. Beginning in September 2015 (new season), the Board shall review Little League Headquarters policy for any modifications or necessary changes and address them accordingly.
Note: Our background verification service - First Advantage - automatically sends a letter to any person who has a match in their system. However, there are many people who share names with others, and as a result we - Benicia Little League - review the check alerts against the photo ID provided as well to ensure false positives don't prevent our volunteers from passing their background check. Please do not be alarmed if you receive a letter from First Advantage, it's merely an automatic response when names match.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Safety Officer