Our Partners in Keeping Communities Safe
National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS)
NCSI was created in partnership with the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) who, through its member organizations, represents more than 185 organizations/corporations serving more than 60 million participants – 44 million boys & girls – and is recognized as one of the most influential sports advocacy organizations in the country.
The NCYS published the Recommended Guidelines for Background Screening in Nonprofit Youth-Serving Organizations© that now serve as a national standard of care, widely recognized and implemented in amateur sports' athlete protection programs nationwide. NCSI is the only background screening organization licensed by NCYS to implement The Guidelines.
NCYS is an untiring leader committed to being the united voice for amateur youth sports and advancing the youth sports experience in America. For more information about The National Council of Youth Sports, visit their website at www.ncys.org.
Darkness to Light
While comprehensive background checks are a critical part of reducing the risk of children being harmed while in the care of a youth serving organization, it is only one part of a complete protection plan. This is why NCSI has partnered with Darkness to Light, a national nonprofit organization working to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse (CSA). Darkness to Light's programs raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of CSA by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of abuse.
NCSI has incorporated Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children program into our product offerings. Stewards of Children is the only nationally available program scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors. This revolutionary program is used by thousands of youth-serving organizations across the country to train staff and volunteers as part of a comprehensive child protection plan.
For more information, please visit: https://www.d2l.org/.