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Title: Demonstration for State Assistance in the Conduct of Background Checks of Potential Representative Payees for Federal Entitlement Programs
Corporate Author: National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 183
Sponsoring Agency: National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
Washington, DC 20001
National Institute of Justice/
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National Institute on Aging
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Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sponsored a 3-year demonstration project to explore the feasibility of forming intergovernmental partnerships between Social Security Administration (SSA) field personnel and State law enforcement agencies to establish criminal history screening procedures involving fingerprinting payee applicants, and to help the SSA determine the usefulness of State criminal history records (CHRs) as a source of information concerning payees' trustworthiness.
Abstract: The study found that it was feasible for SSA to work with State and local criminal justice agencies to establish systems through which SSA could obtain State CHR information regarding payee applicants. The results indicated that a CHR screening requirement would not adversely affect payee candidates' willingness to proceed with the application process. Five percent of applicants screened during the period of the demonstration project had histories of felony convictions; of these, 46 percent nonetheless were appointed to serve as SSA payees. To arrive at a final decision vis-a-vis the efficacy of payee CHR background checks, SSA will need to weigh cost management, accountability, and public safety considerations. 17 figures, 68 references, and 4 appendixes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Automated fingerprint processing; Background investigations; Criminal history exchanges; Personnel selection; Police information systems; US Department of Health and Human Services
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