Overview of Records Checks
A summary of the various types of local, state and federal checks available.
Background Check Grants
In 2012, Volunteer Kansas awarded Kansas Mentors $100,000 to distribute funds to Kansas mentoring programs conducting Kansas Bureau of Investigation background checks. KM will be distributing $58,000 during 2013 in Background Check Grant funding. Eligible programs must be registered Gold Star Programs with Kansas Mentors AND list volunteer opportunities on Volunteer Kansas.
Click here for more information or application materials.
Background Check Vendors
What background checks are your vendor(s) doing on potential volunteers? Most programs which utilize screening vendors do not know the answer to that question. This article gives suggestions on questions to ask your vendor to make sure the proper checks are being done. The most important part of your job as a mentoring program should be making sure the youth you serve are safe.
Kansas Bureau of Investigation Background Checks
Click here to find information on Kansas Bureau of Investigation background checks. Currently, the cost of checks are $20 for name-based checks and $35 for fingerprint-based checks.
Kansas Department for Children and Families
Kansas DCF will waive the $10 processing fee for registered KM mentoring programs. For more information on the DCF checks click here.