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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake’s

Discount Background Checks Program

After three years of aggressive advocacy, the Maryland Mentoring Partnership was successful in securing significant relief for Maryland’s youth mentoring community in the area of screening potential volunteers.  Most people presently have to pay between $36 and $56 for State and FBI background checks.  As a participant in this program, you will be able to secure State and FBI checks for only $15.25 from any Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) facility. 

To support you in this process, we will provide you with a NETCheck Program Manual, Background Checks FAQs, Sample Mentor Release Statement, a Sample Discount Card and a list of Private Fingerprinting Agencies.  These will be posted to this website soon.

To participate in this program, you will need to complete a Program Agreement Form, a Program Information Form, and the CJIS General Registration Form.  These forms will be posted to this website soon.  Each form that must be completed has completion and mailing/emailing instructions on the form.  To apply to participate in this program follow these steps:

  • Complete the CJIS General Registration Form and mail or fax to CJIS.
  • Complete the Program Information Form -- please contact us if your information has not been updated since July 2009.
  • Complete and sign the Program Agreement Form and mail to us -- your submission must include your CJIS authorization Number.
  • Once your Program Agreement Form is processed and we verify that your Program Information Form is up to date, you will receive the validated Discount Cards and our Program ID number in the mail.   The Discount Cards are only valid with our raised seal and an authorizing signature.
  • Complete a quarterly report of background check results and submit to BBBS/MMP.  The report must be completed prior to receiving NETCheck Discount Cards for next quarter.  This report will be posted to this website soon. 

If after reviewing all the information you still have questions, please email your questions to Natalie Meade at nmeade@biglittle.org or call her at 410-856-1505.

Our goal is to make the NETCheck, our Discount Background Checks Program, an efficient and enjoyable experience for Maryland’s mentoring community.

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