LexisNexis Refines Background Checks Process; It's Time to Start ASAP Planning
It’s Also Time to Consider ASAP Plans, Prepare for 2011 Season
For the 2011 season, Little League International again will provide each chartered Little League with access to 125 free background checks through LexisNexis. This year, the LexisNexis online background process has been simplified.
Among the LexisNexis enhancements is the requirement that all volunteer applications be completed with a social security number for the purpose of conducting mandatory background checks on volunteers with “repetitive access” to children. Social Security numbers also will be required upon request by local leagues as part of its volunteer application processing.
At the completion of the 2010 Little League season, 86 percent of all leagues had submitted an approved ASAP Plan. District Administrators and their assistants are asked to remind their leagues that now is the time to begin working on their ASAP plans for the 2011 season. This season, the incentives for a district submitting its plan early have increased. For districts with 70-to-85 percent of its leagues submitting plans, the incentive credit is $150. For districts with leagues submitting 86-to-100 percent, the incentive credit is $350.
District Administrators are strongly encouraged to have each local league Safety Officer submit a copy of their league’s approved ASAP plan to the District Safety Officer. The approved plan will be kept on file. Also, please remind those leagues that submitted an ASAP plan in 2009, but did not do so in 2010, to submit an ASAP plan for 2011. Information on the 2011 A Safety Awareness Plan will be available in the coming weeks, at: www.LittleLeague.org.