This morning we are hearing about another case of a church volunteer being inappropriate with a child in a church facility. While we all want to believe that people who want to work with children have a great heart and no other motivation, there is a need to be smart.
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This past legislative session we heard about “banning the box” on job applications, about checking if you have been charged with a felony. Supposedly if we ban the box on job applications, this will give employers more initiative to hire convicted felons and give them a chance to go back into normal situations. If situations like the one mentioned above keep happening, however, and no one is checking workers’ background – what will happen to the children?