Does AmeriCorps NCCC screen applicants for criminal history or other issues?

Yes, the criminal history of all AmeriCorps NCCC applicants – both traditional and NCCC-FEMA Corps – is reviewed. AmeriCorps NCCC does not allow any member to serve who has been convicted of murder or who is listed, or who is required to be listed on, the National Sex Offender Public Website. For all other convictions, AmeriCorps NCCC will evaluate whether or not to clear an applicant for service on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, NCCC-FEMA Corps applicants will undergo additional screening, to include a FEMA pre-screening process and a federal background investigation. FEMA’s process includes a review of whether an individual is in default on any debt and an individual’s history of illegal drug use, if any.

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