If the coach has a “conviction” that matches the disqualification criteria listed below they will be disqualified from volunteering in any capacity an athletic team sanctioned by the Department. For the purposes of the background screening process, a volunteer will be considered "convicted" of a crime if that person has been (1) has been convicted of, (2) has a charge pending against him or her in which it is alleged that he or she has committed any of the following crimes, or (3) has a record of a conviction of an equivalent offense in another state.
All Felony Sex Offenses
Examples include child molestation, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, forcible sodomy, etc.
All Felony Violence Offenses
Examples include murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, kidnapping, robbery, etc.
All Felony Offenses other than Violence or Sex within the past ten (10) years of the date of application to be a coach for volunteer
Examples include drug offenses, theft, embezzlement, fraud, child endangerment, etc.
All Misdemeanor Sex Offenses
Examples include prostitution, solicitation, indecent exposure, etc.
All Misdemeanor Violence offenses within seven the past (7) years of the date of application to be a coach for volunteer
Examples include simple assault, battery, domestic violence, hit and run, etc.
All Misdemeanor Drug offenses within the past five (5) years or multiple offenses within ten (10) years of the date of application to be a coach for volunteer
Examples include simple drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, etc.
Multiple Alcohol offenses within the past five (5) years of the date of application to be a coach for volunteer
Examples include driving under the influence, drunk and disorderly, public intoxication, etc.
Any other Misdemeanor offense within the past five (5) years of the date of application to be a coach or youth volunteer that would be considered a potential danger to children or is directly related to the functions of that coach
Examples include contributing to the delinquency of a minor, providing alcohol to a minor, failure to secure medical attention for a child etc.
WHY THESE CRIMES?
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) reviewed the resources of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and sought the counsel of recognized background screening experts to develop a set of Recommended Guidelines for Volunteer Background Screening in park and recreation settings.