Useful online tool
The Department of Justice just launched its National Sex Offender website. Previously if you wanted to check someone's history for purposes of employment or volunteering, you had to go state by state. Now you can make one stop and get 22 states at once and by the end of the year all 50 will be online.
Check it out here.
I used to think it wasn't that big of a deal, but after screening volunteers, it's amazing how sweet, nice people aren't so sweet if you check.