National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI)

Creating Safety through Integrity, Vision and Technology

The National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) is the only national background screening services specifically dedicated to the protection of children. NCSI is the choice of many of the most renowned and reputable organizations and corporations in the world including the United States Olympic Committee.

NCSI is the only background screening company endorsed by National Council of Youth Sports and licensed to use the publication, NCYS Recommended Guidelines, 2nd edition, The Gold Standard of Best Practices for Background Screening and Managing Risk In Nonprofit Youth-Serving Organizations©.

Here's why the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) is the best choice for background screening and risk management:

The National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) serves as a leading resource in an overall effort to eradicate harm to organizations and communities across the globe through increased awareness, the creation of national standards, and the integration of fully-managed background screening programs. The programs and services of NCSI directly reduce the incidence of harm to children and protect youth-serving organizations from child predators. Our shared goal is the overall eradication of child abuse and molestation.

NCSI's background screening programs are recognized as the "Standard of Care" in the youth-serving industry. NCSI was formed in partnership with the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), with the goal of significantly increasing the level of safety for our youth.

NCSI applies the NCYS Recommended Guidelines to its background screening, focusing its efforts, systems, and expertise directly into seven identified risk factors using multiple vendors to ensure client organizations will meet and exceed due diligence. In addition, NCSI serves as a resource for NCYS members in terms of criminal background checks, educational training, policies, and other important related activities.

NCSI handles ALL aspects of the screening process from start to finish saving time, money and the legal issues associated with the many liabilities involved in background screening. NCSI helps organizations meet and exceed due diligence by navigating them through the complex maze of ethical, legal and financial challenges.

The National Council of Youth Sports is an untiring advocate for youth issues, for the protection of children, and for eradicating criminal behavior in our organizations as well as society in order to make a positive difference for children of all backgrounds, genders, and economic diversities. NCYS appreciates the National Center for Safety Initiatives commitment to Promoting Safety, Protecting Children by providing a practical volunteer and employee selection program to protect the children in youth-serving organizations and keep them safe.

News & Information

Are You Doing Your Due Diligence?
May 13, 2010
Recently there has been high profile attention to the issue of predators in youth sports. As a result of this heightened attention it is more important than ever that we are all doing our due diligence to protect and preserve the integrity of our organizations. In the spirit of keeping children safe, we hope you find this information helpful in providing history as well as a responsible call to action by reviewing your organization's best practices, policies and procedures.
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United States Olympic Committee Teams Up with the NCYS and NCSI to Provide a Full Service Criminal Background Screening Program
February 19, 2007
The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) and the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) has announced a new agreement with United States Olympic Committee (USOC) for background screening services. Sports leaders are making the commitment to the best safety standards.
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Call to Action!

NCSI offers a ground-breaking approach to background screening that fully manages the process - start to finish-focusing efforts, systems, and expertise on seven identified risk factors to help client organizations meet due diligence. For best-in-class complete online background screening services for youth-serving organizations call 866-833-7100 | 440-542-9690 or visit