Child Protection Program

All local Little Leagues are required to conduct background checks on managers, coaches, board of directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular services to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams. Individuals are also required to complete and submit a Little League Volunteer Application to their local league. Select from the links below to learn more about this vital aspect of Little League’s mission.

JDP Background Screening

Little League International has contracted with JDP Background Screening to provide local leagues with a special Internet site that allows members to search a criminal records database of more than 450 million criminal records - instantly.

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When to Contact JDP Background Screening

General Support
  • Password reset
  • Locked account
  • Website training
  • Technical issues/questions
  • Batch ordering assistance
Background Support
  • Status checks and ETA questions
  • Missing information
  • Assistance reading and interpreting results
Registration Assistance
  • How to submit a new user request
  • Registering for a new league account
  • Checking the status of recent submission

Local League Background Checks

Little League International requires all leagues in the United States to conduct background checks that utilize JDP Background Screening, or another provider that is comparable to JDP.

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First Advantage Customer Service

Leagues and districts will only be able to utilize First Advantage for free background checks until March 1, 2018. Thereafter, all background checks conducted through First Advantage will cost $1.20 per check.

First Advantage Website