Background Checks

 

All volunteers, paid staff and teens 18 years old or older are required to have a background check before their registration is complete. The background check expires after three years. It is your responsibility to pay the cost of your background check. The cost is $35. 

You need to complete a background check this year if:

  • you have had any violations since camp last year, or
  • you have not completed one before, or
  • you are notified by La Semana that your background check has expired (every three years)

Please follow the instructions in this user guide. VERY IMPORTANT: Follow along step-by-step in the user guide as you complete your background check.

  1. Open the User Guide 
  2. Log into the background check system:
    https://secure.mcdowellagency.com/escreening/loginentrance.asp
    username: LAPARENTS
    password: CHILDREN2012
  3. Follow the step-by-step instructions as you complete the check.

We will honor registrations as long as the background check is completed by the end of March and there are no objectionable findings. If you had problems with the system, please try the background check again in a week or so.

Background Check Policy.