With Shepherd’s Watch®
You Can Count On:
Federally Compliant background checks (FCRA) from a trusted source.
Free Reverification on all criminal records.
Integration with church management systems.
Automatic Invoicing for reports ordered. (You can choose to be invoiced or pay with a credit card!)
No Hidden Fees Check out our packages below for pricing.
Customer Service representatives familiar with church volunteer screening.
Our background check provider will re-verify (double-check) any criminal record hits from the national database AT NO COST before a report is sent to you, ensuring you are compliant with FCRA (Federal Credit Report Act). This is done with each hit found on a background check, but is not an ongoing process.
We got rid of the hassle of filling out paper forms, doing data entry, and the headache of storing paper consent forms in a secure place. You can now send your prospects and volunteers an easy electronic invite that includes an online consent form. This allows for volunteers to submit their own information and e-sign the release form, avoiding unnecessary personal data exposure and making it easier on you.
Shepherd’s Watch allows you to integrate your background check reports in your church management system, keeping all important information in one place. (Currently integrated with Fellowship Technologies/Active Network, and CCB.)
You can choose to be invoiced or pay with a credit card!
Monthly Safety NewsletterCovering topics such as...how to avoid and spot child sexual abuse and safety basics for children, youth, and at-risk adults.
Videos for Volunteer Safety TrainingSend these videos out to your team!
Articles and FormsUse these articles and forms for your staff and volunteers.
Special Pricing on Expert Background ChecksBackground checks not included in membership fee.
Convenient online E-Invite systemKeeps information confidential and paperless at no added cost.
Reliable, Affordable, and Easy to Use
Background Check Packages
?Criminal Database Search
?Sex Offender Registry Search
?One County Court Record Search*
?Motor Vehicle Record*
*MVR not available in PA.
*New York charges a $95 fee for a county court search.
Our background check partner takes steps to ensure the confidentiality and security of the personal data submitted by applicants, including encryption methods.
Our background check partner verifies personal identifying information provided on an application such as name, current address, Social Security Number, and previous addresses or aliases in order to establish a person’s unique identity and to help ensure the applicant represents him or herself truthfully. Our background check provider facilitates comprehensive criminal record searches by automatically matching the applicant’s current and previous addresses with the appropriate counties and federal jurisdictions.
Criminal Database Search
The national criminal database search comprises a search of the Department of Public Safety, Department of Corrections, Administrative Office of the Courts, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and the Department of Criminal Justice files and records, where available. Criminal records surfaced from the data search are verified for accuracy.
Sex Offender Registry Search
Our background checks go a step further with a review and check of the list of registered sex offenders.
One County Court Record Search
The county criminal court check uncovers court records at the county level, including felony and misdemeanor records from the upper and lower courts if both are located at the same address.
Motor Vehicle Record
Check to see if your candidate has a valid driver’s license and a clean driving history. (This report is not available in PA.)
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