Child Safety Pilot Program.

On December 30, 2010 President Obama extended the Child Safety Pilot Program. This program allows organizations that work with children to request fingerprint background checks for all potential volunteers. The screening is performed by utilizing the FBI’s nationwide fingerprint database. According to Adam B Schiff (Democrat-California) who has sponsored the bill, more than 90,000 background checks have been conducted through the pilot program. Six percent of the cases found that volunteers had a criminal history concern. In July of 2010 the House of Representatives passed (HR1469) also sponsored by Adam Schiff. The Bill would build on the pilot program where both Democrats and Republicans agree has been highly successful in creating a permanent protocol to provide nationwide background checks.

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