Upon request, the City provides non-profit organizations with Certificate of Training cards that are to be provided to individuals upon completion of the appropriate training. This card can be accepted by other organizations to meet the ordinance.
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The Department of Justice (DOJ) makes the final determination of which positions have "supervisory or disciplinary" authority based on the description that the non-profit offers of the position in the application to obtain a criminal background record. Once the non-profit demonstrates that a position has "supervisory or disciplinary power over a minor", the DOJ should fulfill their request for background information.
Not to fulfill the requirements of this ordinance. Organizations may have their own policies and procedures that may require additional training.
An act of the California State Legislature, commonly referred to as Megan’s Law, gives law enforcement personnel greater freedom to distribute information on registered sex offenders. Starting July 1997, any individual can go to the Police Department and determine if a person is among California’s 57,000 registered sex offenders. The option to use Megan’s Law has been added into the ordinance so that in the future the City can take full advantage of the information this legislation provides.