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PVA relies on Abuse Prevention Systems for industry-leading Background Checks

PVA relies on Abuse Prevention Systems for industry-leading Background Checks

Unlike other providers, we’re led by attorneys and sexual abuse experts, and we stand ready to serve your Organization.

We’ll evaluate your current protocols, explain areas for improvement, and send you competitive pricing.

Background Checks should be customized by position

There is no ‘one size fits all’ Background Check; Background Checks should be tailored to the position filled by a potential employee or volunteer. An applicant who will be working with Vulnerable Adults in a less structured and less easily supervised context requires a more in-depth screen. For high-trust, high-profile positions, a deeper search is necessary.

Choose from seven levels or create a CUSTOM Background Check

Our searches can combine any or all of the following:

Effective Background Checks help Organizations screen out candidates who should not work or serve with vulnerable populations, and provide an additional level of protection when utilized as part of the 5-Part Safety System.


Rely on the system used by more than 20,000 Organizations.

Order, manage and view Background Checks using software designed for Organizations serving Vulnerable Adults.

Simple. Efficient. Seamless.

We built a Background Check experience tailored for volunteers.

We built a Background Check experience tailored for ease of use.

We designed the end user’s experience to be simple and quick, improving turnaround time and member satisfaction.

  • Mobile friendly

  • Automated email reminders

  • Built-in authorizations and disclosures

  • Dedicated support team

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Reports are simple and straightforward

Screening personnel can quickly review reports and identify ‘hits’ or information warranting further action.


Background Screening: Reasons to Trust

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Seamless Management System

The Control Panel was specifically designed to be simple and intuitive – whether you’re managing 50 or 5,000 Background Checks. Administrators can easily order, track, view, archive and refresh Background Checks. Let our system do the heavy lifting.

Comprehensive Training So You're In-the-Know

Screening staff must be trained to recognize high-risk indicators for sexual abusers. Additionally, training screening personnel to recognize RED FLAGS on a Background Check report is critical, because abusers are often allowed to plea down to a lesser offense resulting in a final charge that may appear unrelated to sexual abuse. Our Background Check Training offers comprehensive instruction meant to equip screening personnel.

Custom Search Packages to Fit Your Organizations

Organizations serving vulnerable populations have widely varying needs based on differing programs, geographic location, state law requirements and diversity of applicants. We shape your background screening to match your specific needs, building a screening solution that works for you.

Ready to get started?