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Background Screening


  • Q: What forms do I use to request background screening for a new employee or volunteer?
    A: Background Screening forms for DJJ employment:
    • Form IG/BSU 001-Request for Livescan DJJ Personnel & Volunteers
    • Copy of Driver’s License or State I.D. Card
    • Copy of Social Security Card
    • Fingerprint Card
    • Form IG/BSU-003- Criminal History Acknowledgement and Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Form.

    Background Screening forms for Contract/Grant Provider employment:

    • Form IG/BSU 002- Request for Clearinghouse Screening for Provider Employment
    • Form IG/BSU 005- Request for Clearinghouse Screening for Provider Volunteers
    • Copy of Driver’s License or State I.D. Card
    • Copy of Social Security Card
    • Form IG/BSU-003- Criminal History Acknowledgement and Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Form.
    • Use the Clearinghouse portal to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting
  • Q: What forms do I use to request Rescreening?
    A: Forms for DJJ employment and volunteer 5-Yr. Rescreening:  
    • Form IG/BSU 004-Request for Rescreening (5-Year) Check DJJ Personnel & Volunteers
    • Copy of Driver’s License or State I.D. Card
    • Form IG/BSU-003- Criminal History Acknowledgement and Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Form. (Residential & Detention only)

    Forms for Contract/Grant Provider employment or volunteer 90-day and 5-Year Resubmissions:
    • Form IG/BSU 002- Request for Clearinghouse Screening for Provider Employment
    • Form IG/BSU 005- Request for Clearinghouse Screening for Provider Volunteers
    • Copy of Driver’s License or State I.D. Card
    • Form IG/BSU-003- Criminal History Acknowledgement and Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Form. (Residential & Detention only)
    • Use the Clearinghouse portal to request a resubmission and to make a payment
  • Q: What’s the cost for background screening?
    A: There is no cost for DJJ employment or volunteers.

    Persons applying for employment or volunteering with a contract/grant provider must pay:

    • Make payment to the Livescan vendor when the applicant is fingerprinted and fees may vary
    • Make payment through the Clearinghouse portal for 90-day and 5-Year resubmissions
  • Q: When and how do I submit an Annual Affidavit?
    A: The Annual Affidavit must be received in the Background Screening Unit (BSU) by January 31st of each year.

    The Annual Affidavit can be sent to the BSU at least 3 months prior to the deadline date

    The Annual Affidavit can be submitted to the BSU by one of the following methods:

  • Q: How do I apply for an Exemption?
    A: Forms and instructions on how to apply for an exemption are posted online.

     

    The forms are IG/BSU-007 Request for Exemption

    • Part 1 explains the documents you will need to apply for the exemption.
    • Part 2 is the request form you must complete and submit along with the required documents when applying for the exemption.

    All documents can be faxed or e-mailed to the Background Screening Unit at (850) 921-6348 or 922-7997 or Generalbsu@djj.state.fl.us.

  • Q: How to contact the BSU?
    A: Mailing address: 2737 Centerview Drive, Suite 3400, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3100
    E-mail address: generalbsu@djj.state.fl.us
    Telephone number: (850) 921-6345
    Fax numbers: (850) 921-6348 or (850) 922-7997