Criminal Background Check Q and A
Why do criminal background checks?
Who is responsible for conducting a criminal
- When required by the Federal Child Protection
Act (and others) as amended to include other special, vulnerable populations –
children, infirm, elderly, disabled, etc.
- When needing to have 120 days of contact/involvement
- When your student cannot be screened outside of
- Only screen for those sites on the list
What do I have to do?
- The program director, coordinator or other
- The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs can
provide support if needed
What does the student have to do?
- Provide instructions
to the student:
- Example e-mail and letter
- Informed consent
- Summary of consumer rights
- CMU Agency form
- List of Vendors
- Keep the results of criminal background check
locked and not mixed with academic records
- Communicate with the site
- Destroy when no longer needed (usually 1 year)
What if there is a finding?
- Complete the fingerprinting and request a criminal
background check on time and as directed
- Return the Informed Consent to you
- Be honest with you about pending charges or
How do I get an agency number?
- Determine the limits for your program
- Report it to the person on site
- The student will have the right to one appeal
- Send a letter to the Michigan State Police
- Communicate directly with: Jennifer Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org