Administrators must thoroughly screen all new job applicants to prevent hiring anyone who has engaged in sexual abuse.”
– PREA Commission
Facts & Figures
The Diana Screen® is a child safety screen for job applicants who want to work in juvenile detention settings. It helps identify adults who fail to recognize adult-child sexual boundaries or who are at a high risk for having sexually abused a child in the past, and classifies applicants into two categories of hiring risk.
Up until recently, the best anyone could do to keep individuals like this away from positions of trust with children is to conduct criminal background screenings. But only 6% of child sexual abuse is ever reported to the police. In fact, ChoicePoint reported looking at over 3.5 million background checks and finding only 0.2% that could be identified as sexual offenders.
In contrast, The Diana Screen® does not rely on public records or criminal histories. The Diana Screen® methodology provides much more effective results. Administered to job applicants by the hiring agency, The Diana Screen® is a child safety screen that helps identify adults who fail to recognize adult-child sexual boundaries or who are at a high risk for having sexually abused a child in the past. Because The Diana Screen® does not rely on public records or criminal histories, it does a better job of helping to screen out those individuals who may detract from the safety and welfare of children in custody. The Diana Screen® is dramatically more effective than criminal background checks in protecting children and teens against this risk.
The Diana Screen® Identifies Risk
Helps Screen In:
Helps Screen Out Applicants Who:
Is Easy to Use and Fast
Research from 6 federal grants that led to the publication of numerous peer reviewed articles which support The Diana Screen®.
Independent Legal Review
Thorough Federal and State legal review conducted by National Legal Research Group, Inc.
If you employ adults who work with kids then The Diana Screen® should be part of your hiring practices.”
– Brent Kelley, Director, Robert J. Kinsey Youth Center
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For a list of sources supporting the information on this page, go to References.