Tag: employment background checks

4 Considerations Before Hiring Convicted Felons

While reading Orange is the New Black recently, I was struck by a point the author made about the difficulties prisoners face when they’re finally able to leave prison and re-enter society. After living in an institution that supplies them with a job, food, and place to live, many are unprepared to step back into the “real” world.

Would a Better Background Check Outed The Special Olympics Caretaker?

On May 22, 2014, Tyshon VanBlue, 24, an employee of The Handicapped Development Center (HDC) of Davenport, Iowa accompanied two mentally handicapped men to the Special Olympics summer games at the Iowa State University Campus. That evening, while still on campus, the caretaker sexually assaulted the two men, reports the Quad-City Times. The assaults came to the attention of investigators in June. During the…