BACKGROUND SCREENING POLICY

 

USA Badminton, in support of its commitment to athlete safety and the USOPC’s requirements, uses a background screening process to ensure a safe environment for all participants of the sport.

Safe Sport Background Screening Pool (SSBCP)

Any member of USAB who is appointed to a position of authority over, or who has regular contact with athletes must clear a background screening every two years. SSBCP list is available HERE.

Background screening will be conducted by the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI), recommended by the USOPC and utilized by many of the national governing bodies. NCSI works in partnership with the National Council of Youth Sports, which serves organizations representing over 52 million children participating in youth sports in America.

Background Screening Criterion Offenses

A reportable record or disclosure that contains a disposition or resolution of a criminal proceeding, other than an adjudication of not guilty,[1] or the existence of pending charges, for any of the below criminal offenses will be flagged as a Red Light Review, meaning it does not meet the initial screening criteria and the individual will be subject to the USOPC’s policies and procedures to determine the individual’s level of access and involvement with regard to athlete interactions, USOPC facilities and Delegation Events (as defined below):

1. Any felony;[2] and
2. Any misdemeanor involving:

   a. All sexual crimes, criminal offenses of a sexual nature to include but not limited to; rape, child molestation, sexual battery, lewd conduct, possession and distribution of child pornography, possession and distribution of obscene material, prostitution, indecent exposure, public indecency, and any sex offender registrant;[3]
   b. Any drug-related offenses;
   c. Harm to a minor, including, but not limited to, offenses such as child abandonment, child endangerment/neglect/abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and DUI with a minor;
   d. Violence against a person, force, or threat of force (including crimes involving deadly weapons and domestic violence);
   e. Stalking, harassment, blackmail, violation of a protection order, and/or threats;
   f. Destruction of property, including arson, vandalism, and criminal mischief; and
   g. Animal abuse, cruelty, or neglect.

[1] For purposes of these procedures, a “disposition or resolution of a criminal proceeding, other than an adjudication of not guilty” for any of the above mentioned criminal offenses will be flagged as a Red-Light, meaning it does not meet the initial screening criteria and the individual will be subject to the USA Badminton’s policies and procedures to determine eligibility
[2] For purposes of these procedures, the term “felony” shall refer to any criminal offense punishable by imprisonment for more than one year.
[3] Any covered individual that has been convicted of, received an imposition of a deferred sentence for, or any plea of guilty or no contest for any sexual crime, criminal offense of a sexual nature, and/or is a sex offender registrant must be reported to the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

 

Please logon to your Simply Compete account at www.usab.simplycompete.com to renew your background check. USAB appreciates the cooperation and understanding of its members in supporting the commitment to athlete safety.