Background Exclusion Criteria

A person shall be disqualified and prohibited from serving as a volunteer if the person has been found guilty of the following crimes.  

Guilty means that a person was found guilty following a trial, entered a guilty plea, entered a no contest plea accompanied by a court finding of guilty, regardless of whether there was an adjudication of guilt (conviction) or a withholding of guilt. This recommendation does not apply if criminal charges resulted in acquittal, Nolle Prosse, or dismissal. 

· All sex offenses, regardless of the amount of time since offense.
Examples include: child molestation, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sodomy, prostitution, solicitation, indecent exposure, etc. 

· All felony violence, regardless of the amount of time since offense.
Examples include: murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, kidnapping, robbery, aggravated burglary, etc.

· All felony offenses other than violence or sex within the past 10 years.
Examples include: drug offenses, theft, embezzlement, fraud, child endangerment, etc. 

· All misdemeanor violence offenses with the past 7 years
Examples include: simple assault, battery, domestic violence, hit and run, etc.

· All misdemeanor drug and alcohol offenses with the past 5 years or multiple offenses in the past 10 years.
Examples Include: driving under the influence, simple drug possession, drunk and disorderly, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia, etc.

· Any other misdemeanor within the past 5 years that would be considered a potential danger to children or is directly related to the functions of that volunteer.
Examples include: contributing to the delinquency of a minor, providing alcohol to a minor, theft (if the person is handling monies), etc.