After attending an orientation, our policy is that all volunteers who will work with residents or on a Community Advisory Board are required to pass a background check. This is a risk-management strategy to evaluate compatibility of volunteers with CommonBond before participation in programs.
Persons who have been convicted of one or more of the following crimes within the last seven years are not eligible to volunteer with CommonBond:
*Any sexual or predatory offenses (excluding prostitution, but including solicitation)
*Violence toward another person (assault, domestic violence, rape, etc.)
*Felony-level theft (robbery, misappropriation of funds, embezzlement, fraud, misuse of public funds, etc.)
Persons who have been convicted of a crime(s) not listed above, or of a crime listed above but occurred more than seven years ago, will be considered for volunteer eligibility by CommonBond on a case-by-case basis.
As the subject of a Background Check, your rights include:
* to be informed that CommonBond Communities will request this check for becoming or continuing as a volunteer to determine whether you have been convicted of any of the above specified crimes
* to be informed of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's (BCA) response
* to obtain from the BCA any record that forms the basis for the report
* to optain a copy of the report from CommonBond Communities
* to challenge the accuracy and completeness of any information contained in the report
* to be informed whether CommonBond Communities has denied your application because of the BCA’s response and not to be required directly or indirectly to pay the cost of the background check