[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Hoboken 2-7-2005 by Ord. No. DR-215. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Criminal History Background Checks of Employees and Volunteers of Nonprofit Youth-Serving Organizations
Article I: Criminal History Background Checks of Employees and Volunteers of Nonprofit Youth-Serving Organizations
As used in this chapter.
- CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD BACKGROUND CHECK
- A determination of whether a person has a criminal record by cross-referencing that person's name and fingerprints with those on file with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Identification Division and the State Bureau of Identification in the Division of State Police.
- The City of Hoboken Police Department.
- NONPROFIT YOUTH-SERVING ORGANIZATION OR ORGANIZATION
- A corporation, association or other organization established pursuant to Title 15 of the Revised Statutes, Title 15a of the New Jersey Statutes, or other law of this state, but excluding public and nonpublic schools, and which provides recreational, cultural charitable, social or other activities or services for persons younger than 18 years of age, and is exempt from federal income taxes.
The City of Hoboken requires that all employees and volunteers of a nonprofit youth-serving organization request through the Department, that the State Bureau of Identification in the Division of State Police conduct a criminal history record background check on each prospective and current employee or volunteer of the organization.
The Division of State Police shall inform the Department whether the person's criminal history record background check reveals a conviction of a disqualifying crime or offense as specified in § 65-3 of this chapter.
The City of Hoboken shall conduct a criminal history record background check only upon receipt of the written consent to the check from the prospective or current employee or volunteer.
The City of Hoboken shall bear the costs associated with conducting criminal history background checks for prospective and current volunteers, however, any current employees shall bear the costs for such background check.
A person may be disqualified from serving as an employee or volunteer of a nonprofit youth-serving organization if that person's criminal history record background check reveals a record of conviction of any of the following crimes and offenses:
In New Jersey, any crime or disorderly persons offense:
Involving danger to the person, meaning those crimes and disorderly persons offenses set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:11-1 et seq., N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1 et seq., N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1 et seq., N.J.S.A. 2C:14-1 et seq. or N.J.S.A. 15-1 et seq.;
Against the family, children or incompetents, meaning those crimes and disorderly persons offenses set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:1.4-1 et seq.
Prospective or current employees and volunteers of nonprofit youth-serving organizations shall submit their name, address, fingerprints and written consent to the organization for the criminal history record background check to be performed. The organization shall submit this documentation to Hoboken Chief of Police who shall coordinate the background check.
The Department shall act as a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of information obtained as a result of conducting criminal history record background checks pursuant to this chapter.
Access to criminal history record information for noncriminal justice purposes, including licensing and employment is restricted to authorized personnel of the nonprofit youth-serving organization on a need to know basis, as authorized by federal or state statute, rule or regulation, dissemination of criminal history record information obtained under this chapter.
Such persons or organizations shall limit their use of criminal history record information solely to the authorized purpose for which it was obtained and criminal history record information furnished shall not be disseminated to persons or organizations not authorized to receive the records for authorized purposes. Use of this record shall be limited solely to the authorized purpose for which it was given and it shall not be disseminated to my unauthorized persons. This record shall be destroyed immediately after it has served its intended and authorized purpose. Any person violating federal or state regulations governing access to criminal history record information may be subject to criminal and/or civil penalties.
If this criminal history record may disqualify as applicant for any purpose, the person making the determination shall provide the applicant with an opportunity to complete and challenge the accuracy of the information contained in the criminal history record. The applicant shall be afforded a reasonable period of time to correct and complete this record. A person is not presumed guilty of any charges or arrests for which there are no final dispositions indicated on the record.