The Nation's Oldest All Volunteer Crisis Center
Procedure By consensus decision, a member of the Board of Directors, an at-large member of the volunteer staff, and the SAC Professional Consultant will compose the Background Review Committee. They will run and review potential trainee’s background checks. For those individuals whose background check reveals criminal behavior, the following considerations will be discussed to determine the appropriateness of that individual’s participation as a volunteer at The Listening Ear: The Board of Directors representative will be responsible for reporting to the Board of Directors the aggregate results of work done by the committee. After initial background checks are performed, annual background checks will be run on all volunteer staff on the anniversary of their acceptance on staff by the Background Check Committee.
All background check results will be maintained in a secure, limited access site at the Listening Ear.