Queens Library conducts a criminal background check of all volunteer applicants, 18 and older upon recommendation of final approval. Screenings are conducted online through TruView Background Screenings and Investigations.
Currently, the following screenings are conducted:
- Nationwide Criminal Record Locator Search - first looks for criminal records in your current county of residence jurisdiction. Then it checks a nationwide criminal database to identify any further records in places you have lived and/or visited. All reported criminal history is validated at the primary source of information.
- Social Security Trace (if applicable) - is performed if the volunteer chooses to provide their Social Security Number. This search identifies places where the individual has lived and alias names used within the last 7 years.
- 50 State Department of Justice Registered Sex Offender Search - The National 50 State Sex Offender Registry Search / National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) checks the Federal Department of Justice database which includes the listing of registered sex offenders for all 50 States.