Youth Protection Policy

In order to provide the highest level of after school activities for our participants, Destination Imagination requires Team Managers to have a background check. Destination Imagination will be administering background checks through the Destination Imagination store.

Check out Destination Imagination’s Youth Protection Policy here.

 

Background Checks

 

In order to provide the highest level of after school activities for our participants, DI Colorado requires all team managers to have background checks. Please review our detailed Youth Protection Policy here.

 

New for 2020-2021. Background checks are being administered and processed through DIHQ.

    1. You can purchase a background check at Background Checks. 
    2. You can either purchase a background check with your team number or you can purchase a team number independently.
    3. You will not be able to access team challenges and other resources until you have cleared your background check.
    4. If you have a LEVEL 3 background check from Sterling Volunteers due to volunteer work with a different non-profit, church, or school, you may share it with Destination Imagination. NOT Destination Imagination Colorado. Again, Destination Imagination.
    5. If you have a LEVEL 2 or 1 background check from Sterling Volunteers due to volunteer work with a different non-profit, church, or school, you may pay to upgrade to LEVEL 3 and then share with Destination Imagination.

If a conviction may be found, potential and current Team Managers are encouraged to speak with DI Colorado prior to completing their background check. Background check findings will be reviewed in a fair, impartial, and confidential manner. Because DI Colorado’s priority is the safety of the team members and any others participating in DI activities, certain actions and convictions for certain crimes serve to automatically disqualify applicants. Those include:

      • refusal to consent to a criminal background check
      • a false statement in connection with the criminal background check
      • being registered, or required to be registered, on any sex offender registry
      • being convicted of a crime involving felony child abuse

 

With respect to conviction(s) for crimes not listed above, any applicant with a conviction will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine whether they should be excluded from consideration, based on the conviction(s). DI Colorado will consider the following factors:

      • nature of offense
      • length of time since offense, including age at time of offense
      • how offense relates to position

 

DI Colorado will notify the applicant of the possibility of exclusion due to past criminal conduct and will provide the applicant with an opportunity to submit an explanation. All personal data, background check data, and adverse action letters shall be treated as confidential and maintained in a secure location.

 

Individuals with adverse decisions may receive a copy of the report and have a right to appeal the decision.

 

The Regional Director will be notified that your team cannot compete in the Regional Tournament, unless a new Team Manager is selected and has cleared a background check.

 

Background checks must be renewed annually.

 

Thank you for all your support of DI Colorado!

Kate Donelan
Executive Director