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Background Checks


NOCAC Head Start/Early Head Start will not employ or continue employment of any person that cannot pass the required background checks.


NOCAC Head Start is committed to providing a safe environment for employees and consumers of services.  NOCAC Head Start is committed to compliance with state and federal laws and funding source regulations regarding background checks on all potential and current employees.

Basic Background Checks will include:

  1. Federal FBI
  2. State BCI
  3. Sex Offender Registry


Additional Head Start, Early Childhood Education, Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (ODJFS) Requirements:

Candidates for employment, employees, volunteers and contractors working in the Head Start, Early Childhood Education and/or ODJFS programs must comply with the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) background check process.

This electronic background check is conducted by ODJFS after they receive the ODJFS form 01175 which has been requested by each individual through the OCCRRA system.  The following data bases are checked:

  1. Federal FBI
  2. State BCI
  3. Sex Offender Registry
  4. Child Abuse and Neglect Registry


Anyone subject to the SACWIS system must receive an approved ODJFS form 01176 in order to be employed or continue employment with NOCAC.


Forms and Additional Guidance:

ODJFS Form 01175


This policy complies with the following

ODJFS Child Care Manual:   5101:2-12-09
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    
Effective Date:    
Effective Date:   8/7/17 Reviewed Date:   8/18/22
Approved By Policy Council:   8/7/17 Revision Approved By Policy Council:    


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