Child Safety Disqualifiers

Volunteer Criminal Background Disqualifiers

These items are disqualifiers for persons seeking volunteer or employment opportunities through the Derby Recreation Commission.

Sex Offenses

  • All sex offenses, regardless of the amount of time since offense.
  • Examples:
    • Child molestation, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sodomy, prostitution, solicitation, indecent exposure, etc.


  • All felony violence, regardless of the amount of time since offense.
  • Examples:
    • Murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, kidnapping, robbery, aggravated burglary, etc.
    • All felony offenses other than violence or sex within the past 10 years.
  • Examples:
    • Drug offenses, theft, embezzlement, fraud, child endangerment, etc.


  • All misdemeanor violence offenses within the past seven years
  • Examples:
    • Simple assault, battery, domestic violence, hit and run, etc.
  • All misdemeanor drug and alcohol offenses within the past three years or multiple offenses in the past 10 years.
  • Examples:
    • Driving under the influence, simple drug possession, drunk and disorderly, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia, etc.
    • Any other misdemeanor within the past 5 years that would be considered a potential danger to children or is directly related to the functions of that volunteer.
  • Examples:
    • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor, providing alcohol to a minor, theft - if person is handling monies, etc