Dixie Youth, where I coach t-ball, runs a background check on us coaches. No cost. I can't imagine they check much. We have to be certified as well which costs like $20.00 or something.
IMHO, anyone working with kids should be thoroughly vetted. That said, it wouldn't catch all of them.
I hated to read the outcome of this abduction. Prayers to MTG and to the family. As the father of two young boys (8 and 6) this breaks my heart.
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