The background checks
I wanted to break it out of the FAQ thread because it was taking away from the original topic. I am going to play devil's advocate. I have a 20-year-old son who has autism and cannot talk and also needs assistance in the bathroom. He lives in a group home 35 miles away and I can't personally screen everyone who volunteers to help them with a garden project, or if they decide to go out and do community service. Sometimes the guys will participate in Riverbank Clean-up Day or whatever. It's a small home with only 6 men, but still, not just for molestation but also for rough handling and even stealing, anything like that would be devastating for the whole house and would even land some of them in the mental crisis unit. I'd just as soon anyone who goes up there has had a background check. If we only require it for folks who say they plan to work with children, that is a very large crack for a perpetrator to fall through. So I would say if the applicant does not want to do the background check that's fine, but that should preclude them from working one-on-one.