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$19/ea

Price excludes state, county, and motor vehicle repository fees. Set-up fees may apply. Special volume-based pricing available.

What is it?

A Social Security Trace provides you with your volunteer's address history over the last 7 years. Additionally, the trace also finds potential names associated with that social security number the given name as well as any alias or maiden names they may have used.

Why use it?

A Social Security Trace is used as a roadmap to select court jurisdictions and identify potential names and alias' that should be researched and helps maximize the chance of finding a volunteer's pertinent criminal history.

What is it?

A Nationwide Criminal History Search uses the full name and date of birth provided by the volunteer during the order process to search over 900 criminal information data sources from all 50 states, however the quality and breadth of the data varies on a state by state basis.

Why use it?

This search is a valuable locator tool that helps identify areas outside of past addresses where criminal history might have occurred including areas where the volunteer has worked, travelled or played. Any information found in the Nationwide Criminal History search is validated at the primary source of information (county or state courthouses). This helps us ensure that the data reported about a volunteer is the most accurate and up-to-date possible.

What is it?

The US Department of Justice Sex Offender Registry, which includes listings of registered sex offenders in 49 states. Note that Nevada is excluded due to state law and Oregon only reports information for those sex offenders considered to be “predatory.”

Why use it?

It is the only up-to-date, comprehensive source of sex offender information straight from the Department of Justice.

What is it?

The Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Search finds those volunteers identified as threats to the U.S. or are ineligible to conduct business with the U.S. Federal Government.

Why use it?

This search helps to protect you from serious threats on an international basis.

What is it?

The Current County or State of Residence Search finds criminal history associated with the volunteer's current residence. Any reported criminal history for the volunteer that is found during this search is validated at the primary source of information (the state or county courthouse) and reported in accordance with applicable Federal and State law, helping ensure that the data reported about the volunteer is the most accurate and up-to-date possible.

Why use it?

A majority of crimes take place in the volunteer's current county or state residence.

What is it?

As a member of the trusted Sterling Volunteers community, you can securely access background checks shared by a volunteer. A volunteer’s background check can be shared for 12 months from the date it was ordered, as long as no criminal history has been found on the report, in which case it can be shared for 30 days. Organizations receive these shared checks for free.

Why use it?

It reduces the need for repeat volunteer screenings which can save time and costs for organizations so they can fulfill opportunities and quickly mobilize volunteers.

Additional a la carte products can be added any time after an account has been created by calling one of our reps. Additional products include: Credit Reports, Reference Checks, Global Searches, Federal and Civil Searches, Neglect/Abuse Registries, and more.

Complete

$39/ea

Price excludes state, county, and motor vehicle repository fees. Set-up fees may apply. Special volume-based pricing available.

What is it?

A Social Security Trace provides you with your volunteer's address history over the last 7 years. Additionally, the trace also finds potential names associated with that social security number the given name as well as any alias or maiden names they may have used.

Why use it?

A Social Security Trace is used as a roadmap to select court jurisdictions and identify potential names and alias' that should be researched and helps maximize the chance of finding a volunteer's pertinent criminal history.

What is it?

A Nationwide Criminal History Search uses the full name and date of birth provided by the volunteer during the order process to search over 900 criminal information data sources from all 50 states, however the quality and breadth of the data varies on a state by state basis.

Why use it?

This search is a valuable locator tool that helps identify areas outside of past addresses where criminal history might have occurred including areas where the volunteer has worked, travelled or played. Any information found in the Nationwide Criminal History search is validated at the primary source of information (county or state courthouses). This helps us ensure that the data reported about a volunteer is the most accurate and up-to-date possible.

What is it?

The US Department of Justice Sex Offender Registry, which includes listings of registered sex offenders in 49 states. Note that Nevada is excluded due to state law and Oregon only reports information for those sex offenders considered to be “predatory.”

Why use it?

It is the only up-to-date, comprehensive source of sex offender information straight from the Department of Justice.

What is it?

The Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Search finds those volunteers identified as threats to the U.S. or are ineligible to conduct business with the U.S. Federal Government.

Why use it?

This search helps to protect you from serious threats on an international basis.

What is it?

The Current County or State of Residence Search finds criminal history associated with the volunteer's current residence. Any reported criminal history for the volunteer that is found during this search is validated at the primary source of information (the state or county courthouse) and reported in accordance with applicable Federal and State law, helping ensure that the data reported about the volunteer is the most accurate and up-to-date possible.

Why use it?

A majority of crimes take place in the volunteer's current county or state residence.

What is it?

Locator Select directly accesses over 2,000 booking and incarceration sites, covering 73% of the incarcerated population in the United States. This technology allows us to find arrest history dating back as far as 7 years and as current as the night prior to the search.

Why use it?

Locator Select improves the quality of your search by revealing 13% more criminal history (on average) than searches without it.

What is it?

The 7-year Address Criminal Search identifies counties/states in which the volunteer has lived in the last 7 years. We search those counties/states at the primary source of information (the state or county courthouse) using the name in question and other personally identifiable information. Should we find any criminal history, we report the information in accordance with applicable Federal and State law.

Why use it?

More than 25% of crimes take place in counties and/or states where the volunteer has previously lived.

What is it?

The 7-year Alias/Maiden Name Criminal Search identifies those names provided during the screening order process as well as those names uncovered through a Social Security Trace. This includes nicknames but excludes obvious errors and misspellings. For each alias/maiden name a volunteer is or has used we run a Department of Justice Sex Offender Search along with every county/state identified through the last 7 years of address history. We must conduct separate searches for each of these names because, in the eyes of the courthouse, each name represents a unique individual. Information is reported in accordance with applicable Federal and State law.

Why use it?

Volunteer’s use of alias/maiden names is quite common. In fact, 37% of the volunteers we have screened in the past 7 years have used at least one alias/maiden name.

What is it?

As a member of the trusted Sterling Volunteers community, you can securely access background checks shared by a volunteer. A volunteer’s background check can be shared for 12 months from the date it was ordered, as long as no criminal history has been found on the report, in which case it can be shared for 30 days. Organizations receive these shared checks for free.

Why use it?

It reduces the need for repeat volunteer screenings which can save time and costs for organizations so they can fulfill opportunities and quickly mobilize volunteers.

Additional a la carte products can be added any time after an account has been created by calling one of our reps. Additional products include: Credit Reports, Reference Checks, Global Searches, Federal and Civil Searches, Neglect/Abuse Registries, and more.

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Why Sterling Volunteers?

Make More Informed Decisions
Background checks are NOT created equal – Quality and consistency vary widely. Sterling Volunteers provides thorough background checks that help bring you peace of mind.

Monthly Updates for Peace of Mind
Other checks are “one and done” – Sterling Volunteers provides monthly updates for you free of charge for the first year, so you have the added security of monitoring your volunteers for new criminal records.

Give Your Volunteers the Option to Pay
Preserve your budget by allowing volunteers to pay for all or part of their screening – or ask for an optional contribution.

Eliminate Administrative Burdens
Take the administrative burden off you and your organization by empowering your volunteers to complete their background check through our easy to use platform.

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