All City of
Vineland Volunteers, Trainers and Coaches Must Meet Fingerprinting & Background Check
The City of Vineland requires all coaches, trainers & volunteers to be fingerprinted and background checked to ensure the safety of the participants in all youth programs.
The Fingerprinting/background checks are being conducted by a private company under contract to the State of New Jersey. The program called "CHECK 'EM OUT" is sponsored by the Megan Kanka Foundation, and is being paid for by a grant to the foundation. The grant money will only be available until March. After that individual volunteers would be responsible for the roughly $30 cost.
The process is quick and easy to do and is good for 3 years. If you are considering coaching in Vineland Scoocer or anywhere in the city of Vineland in the next 3 years it makes sense to take advantage of this program and grant money.
To register for the fingerprinting process you will need to obtain the form from Patty Ruberti, she is coordinating this process for VSA. Please contact Patty to arrange to get your form, she can be reached at: 609-774-3603 or email@example.com
Once you receive your form please follow the instruction on the Finger Printing Instructions Link below..
"CHECK 'EM OUT"
Out" was developed by the Megan Nicole Kanka
Foundation to help non-profit sports organizations in New Jersey pay for state
and federal fingerprint checks on their coaches and managers.
New Jersey law allows non-profit organizations throughout the state to apply through the New Jersey State Police Bureau of Identification to have background checks done.
Because of the increasing awareness of child sexual abuse and newspaper accounts of coaches in New Jersey who were arrested for allegedly molesting children on their teams, the foundation created the "Check 'Em Out" Program to help pay for fingerprint background checks through grant funding.
In the event that an individual has a conviction on either the state or federal level, the State Police Bureau of Identification will notify the head of the organization that the individual has a record. The organization head is not given any personal information on the individual's conviction only that the individual is not recommended to coach.