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Is there any law that would require a faith-based shelter for

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Is there any law that would require a faith-based shelter for women to do criminal background checks on the women who come into the shelter for child abuse or molestation of a child, if the shelter houses both women and children?

There is no statutory law that would require such a thing. That means, there is no written law somewhere that requires shelters to do background checks. But, there could be a civil liability issue. So although it may not be required, if a problem arose, a court may very well find that the shelter should have done a background check.

So there is no affirmative obligation, but if a problem came up the shelter could be held responsible for not doing it.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
To JPEsq. Thanks so much for your information. Perhaps just such a law should be proposed to protect the women with children who enter these shelters to get away from pedophiles and abusers. After all, it is not just men who molest children, and without background checks, there is no way to know what kind of past some of these women have had, or from what station in life they come. Again, thank you for your prompt assistance, and may God bless you!!

Maybe. There can't be a written law for everything, but this may be a circumstance where a little advocacy would be effective. No one would oppose it, I am certain.

Good luck