Criminal Background Checks

Criminal Record Screening

According to a 2018 report by and the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), 95% of companies perform some kind of pre-employment background screening on potential hires. Of those candidate screening programs, 94% include some form of criminal history check. To say criminal history checks are the core of a background screening program is an understatement! Verified First offers a fully robust selection of screening tools for detecting past criminal activity.

Criminal Databases

Nationwide Database Search

A multi-jurisdictional search of millions of state and county records. Our nationwide database is compiled from counties, department of corrections and administrative courts. Also includes Sex Offender, Global Homeland Security, and Office of Foreign Asset Control database searches.

Database Verification

Included with all database searches, our database verification further researches records by performing a jurisdiction-specific search to obtain the most up-to-date and accurate information.

Criminal Jurisdictions

County Criminal Records

​The most reliable source for complete and up-to-date criminal records searches. Uncovers misdemeanors and felonies within a specific county court. County criminal records are considered the best practice for the baseline of a criminal background search.

State Criminal Records

A statewide report broadens the search for criminal records by checking multiple counties and looks for criminal records at every available courthouse within that state or in the state's central repository, where applicable.

Federal Criminal Records

Information from Federal District Courts may reveal cases involving: white-collar crimes, fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion, capital punishments, kidnapping, illegal sale of firearms, pornographic exploitation of children, drug trafficking.

Nationwide Sex Offender Registry

Single direct source search of all individual state sex offender registries to provide information on sex offenders that are required to register within their state as sexual/violent offenders.

Office of Foreign Asset Control

​Identifies individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers, designated under programs that are not country-specific. Collectively, such individuals and companies are called Specially Designated Nationals. U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.

Global Homeland Security Search

Also known as Patriot Act/Terrorist Watch List, this database is administered by the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) which enforces economic sanctions programs, primarily against countries and groups of individuals, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers.

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