In addition to other screening requirements, criminal and maltreatment checks should be run on all staff and volunteers who will be working in direct contact with children, youth or impaired adults.
1. A check with a background check service provider or the Arkansas State Police. (copy of the ASP form below)
2. If the staff or volunteer will be working in direct contact with children or youth, a Child Maltreatment Central Registry check. (copy of the form below)
NOTE: Fees for the Maltreatment Registry checks can be waived if you provide proof of your church’s 501(c)(3) status. To obtain this, contact GCFA (the General Council on Finance and Administration) in Nashville. They will fax this document to you in a matter of minutes! Toll Free: 866.367.4232
3. If the staff or volunteer will be working in direct contact with impaired adults, an Adult Maltreatment Central Registry check (copy of the form below) is required instead of the Child Maltreatment Registry check.
NOTE: The Arkansas Conference has partnered with the Trak-1 background check company to provide a discount for AR United Methodist Churches. This is one of many such companies and it is not required by the Conference that your congregation contract with them. Click the blue link below for more information about Trak-1.