reply to post by VoidHawk
Idk the laws for other states but here in Cali anyone who works with minors has to be fingerprinted and cleared through the DOJ before having contact.
This now includes parents who volunteer in classrooms or as chaperones on field trips. I work in treatment facilities and anyone who works in a
licensed facility with ANY age persons must be printed and cleared. I honestly couldn't tell you how many times I've had to be printed for work.
It's a racket as they charge a ridiculous fee for it and many employers won't take a transfer, which is perfectly legal and valid, they want you to
go get printed again.
I remember them printing kids when I was in school as well. They claimed it was in case we were kidnapped. I remember the whole ordeal made me sick to
my stomach and I had no idea why. It just felt wrong. I don't remember if we had to get parent signatures.
I also worked at a professional photography studio while in high school, and we offered free finger printing and portraits for parents to keep to use
if their children went missing. None of them ever even asked if the prints were sent to anyone else, like the police. They were. The studio owner's
son worked for the school district police. He helped set the whole thing up like the studio was providing a free service to the community... Heh.