Youth Protection Policy

In order to provide the highest level of after school activities for our participants, DI Colorado requires all Team Managers to have background checks. Our procedure is based on current best practices of our industry. Background checks need to be completed to be eligible to compete at the Regional and State Tournaments.

 

All Colorado School Districts/Regions have several ways to complete a background check.  Please click on your region to determine the appropriate method.

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