Child Protection Improvements Act - Reintroduced! Advocate Today

The Child Protection Improvements Act (S. 2332, H.R. 4073) has been reintroduced into Congress. This bill closes a gaping hole in the federal law regarding youth-serving organization's access to FBI background checks.

Child Protection Improvements Act - Access to FBI Records Checks for All Youth-Serving Organizations

The American Camp Association and more than twenty other youth development partners have been working to close a gaping hole in federal law that prevents camps and other youth-serving organizations from gaining access to federal criminal background checks on employees and volunteers.

The bipartisan Child Protection Improvements Act  will be re-introduced in Congress in the fall of 2015.  Watch for a call to action to become an advocate and contact your legislators to urge their support of this critical child protection bill. 

Criminal Background Checks - Issues and Resources for Camps

ACA believes that camps should utilize multifaceted screening and hiring programs and support practices appropriate to the clientele, staffing, supervision, and program consideration of each camp.