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Jefferson County, KY Court Access: The Perfect Storm

By now you may have heard that the background screening industry has run into a proverbial iceberg in Jefferson County, Kentucky (Louisville) due to a confluence of events including the COVID-19 pandemic, a state Supreme Court directive to enforce ...

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Breaking Down SJV’s Background Check Automation: An Overview

If you’ve been reading our blog lately, you’ll know that we firmly believe background screening automation is one of the keys to unlocking the growth potential of your consumer reporting agency (CRA).

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PBSA Conference Recap: The Background Screening Industry is Strong

The 2020 Annual PBSA Conference is in the books and I think it's fair to say that we'll never forget this one. While the conference was virtual, it was great to see all of our industry friends ...

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How Well Do You Know Your Background Screening Data?

As we get ready to kick off the 2020 Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) Annual Conference, we were asked to create a short video for our virtual booth. So we decided to do away with ...

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David Hasselhoff Invites You to Join SJV's PBSA Happy Hour- Literally!

Well we did it. We hassled the Hoff. And for our troubles, he (the real David Hasselhoff) sent you a very special invitation to SJV Data Solutions' virtual Professional Background Screeners ...

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[Podcast] Getting People Back to Work Safely with EvidentID CEO David Thomas and Merryck's Coretha Rushing

    For CRAs, the primary goal should be to help your customers stay informed and provide leadership that recognizes the “new normal” and emphasizes safety for everyone on their team as they rebuild ...

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4 Reasons Background Check Companies Struggle to Scale

  If you were to take a 20,000-foot view of the background screening industry, you would notice that many companies are stuck in a holding pattern. They have the work, and they’re bringing in ...

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PBSA’s Annual Conference is Upon Us. Why This One Really Matters

It’s been quite a roller coaster ride since the COVID-19 pandemic set in last March. This crisis has tested all of us both personally and professionally from the start and forced us to adapt quickly ...

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[Podcast] Motor Vehicle Record Checks in Puerto Rico: What You Need to Know

    Welcome to another episode of the SJV Data Solutions podcast! The topic of the day: Puerto Rico.  And it’s good news.  Puerto Rico has plagued CRAs and end-users for as long as I can remember. ...

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Webinar: Getting CRAs and End Users Back to Work Safely

As businesses look to re-open and rebuild their workforces safely, owners and managers—your customers—face perplexing issues: widespread testing and contact tracing are still behind schedule, and a ...

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What to Look for in a Background Screening Automation Vendor

If you’ve been paying attention to our blog lately, you’ll know we’re big advocates for automating criminal background checks and court research where the quality matches or exceeds in-person ...

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Is Your Consumer Reporting Agency Growing? Time for Background Check Automation

Congratulations, you have a growing Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA)! Your digital presence is up to date, you’re bringing on more salespeople, and those new salespeople are bringing in more business. ...

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Podcast: New Tech Enabling NJ Courts to Reopen

  Today, we’re joined by a gaggle of glitterati. We’ve got SJV President and CEO Scott Vanek, Vince Brodt (VP of Client Experience), Bill Wilder (COO) and Matt Hodges our Director of Research. We’ll ...

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Webinar: New Jersey Court Research is Back. What You Need to Know

The state of New Jersey has finally reopened their judicial system for court research via remote access to their PROMIS/Gavel System and SJV Data Solutions is among the first approved to utilize the ...

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New Jersey Courts Finally Reopen for Criminal Background Checks

If you conduct criminal background checks in New Jersey,  you know that it has been nearly impossible to complete any court research in the state since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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Offering Continuous Criminal Monitoring: Can You Afford to Wait?

  Anyone who follows the background screening industry knows that Continuous Criminal Monitoring is the way forward for consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) looking to break out of the cycle of churn ...

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Continuous Monitoring: Industry Analysis by Security Magazine

For many years, analysts at places like SHRM, HR Technologist, and Forbes have been discussing and evaluating real-time continuous monitoring such as the Continuous Criminal Monitoring solution from ...

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5 Background Screening Trends to Follow Over the Next Decade

The first two decades of the 21st century witnessed radical growth in the background screening industry. As concerns about safety and liability came to the fore, more and more organizations made ...

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Infographic: Why Real-Time Criminal Monitoring Matters

Real-time criminal monitoring matters, and we make the case in our new infographic. Check it out. You can also share this on your own website using the simple embed code we provide at the bottom.

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Podcast: TazWorks CEO Barton Taylor joins us to discuss what CRAs have been hearing and observing over the last 120 days

    Today, the team here at SJV is joined by Barton Taylor, CEO of TazWorks. We’ve been getting a lot of input and insights from CRAs and industry consultants over the past few months, so we thought ...

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A Proven Sales Strategy for Convincing Clients They Need Continuous Criminal Monitoring

There are times when ignorance is bliss. But when an employee gets incarcerated, what employers don’t know can be disastrous. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to convince potential clients for ...

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The #1 Growth Opportunity for Background Screening Firms

You would be hard-pressed these days to find an employer that doesn’t conduct a criminal background check on new hires. Criminal background screening has become a rite of passage for most job ...

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The courts are open, sort of. What "open" really means. [Pictures]

  For the better part of a month, courts around the nation have been reopening after suspending operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is great news for consumer reporting agencies that are ...

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Podcast: The New Normal with Jason Morris and Nick Fishman

    In today’s podcast, Scott Vanek and I sat down with Jason Morris and Nick Fishman of Morris Group Consulting, a consultancy focused specifically on background screening companies.  These two have ...

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Counterpoint: After COVID, CRAs Should Pivot to Essential Industries

This is the second article in a new point/counterpoint series here on the SJV blog. In this series, we will debate both sides of an issue to provide CRAs with some clarity. For this debate, we’re ...

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COVID-19 and CRAs: The Case for Industry Diversification

This is the first article of a new point/counterpoint series here on the SJV blog. In this series, we will debate both sides of an issue to provide CRAs with some clarity. For this first entry, the ...

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4 Ways Continuous Criminal Monitoring Helps CRAs Grow

The background screening industry is both highly profitable and intensely competitive. As of this writing, the market for pre-employment  background checks has grown by nearly 5% each year for the ...

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Podcast: Barry Nixon on the Confluence of Workplace Violence and Continuous Criminal Monitoring

  COVID-19 has been a tough time for many of us. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all bad. We’ve seen communities come together in a way we haven’t seen for many years; families are getting more time ...

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4 Untapped Revenue Streams for CRAs

Put yourself in the shoes of an employer. Would you be able to tell the difference between one criminal background check provider and another? And if you could, would it matter? According to industry ...

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On-Demand Webinar: Getting Back to Business and Persevering Through Crisis

We hosted a webinar last Friday, with nearly 100 CRAs in attendance. The topic: helping CRAs prepare for the "getting back to business" phase of COVID-19. Things seem to be changing around the nation ...

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Podcast: Courts Are Reopening: How to Manage Expectations

  We’re two months into shutdowns, and I’ll tell you this: I’ll take the positive news when we can get it. Over recent days, we’ve seen more and more courts begin to reopen, often with enhanced ...

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U.S. Courts Are Reopening and SJV is On It

Are we feeling the same way? There’s an overwhelming desire to get back to business, and some governors and mayors are moving to gradually reopen their cities, states, and their courts. So now is a ...

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Webinar: Getting Back to Business and Persevering Through Crisis

Are you ready to turn the page on COVID-19 and get back to the background screening business at hand? We certainly are at SJV Data Solutions, and we're proactively communicating with courts to ensure ...

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Podcast: Why the COVID-19 Crisis May Accelerate Adoption for Continuous Criminal Monitoring

Over the last few episodes of our SJV podcast, the topic has been the one that’s top-of-mind for everyone in the world right now: COVID-19. We have been focused on diagnosis and impact; specifically, ...

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How Does Continuous Criminal Monitoring Work?

One-time-only pre-employment criminal background checks are becoming a commodity. As the number of background screening providers in the U.S. climbs toward 2,000, Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) ...

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Continuous Monitoring: Elixir for Early Release, Limited Prosecutions

As the background screening industry continues to work through how to best support their end-users during the COVID-19 crisis, I thought made sense to shift to more forward thinking about some of the ...

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Podcast: Hanging Out with Background Screening Expert Kim Kerr

We started the SJV Hangout podcast last month to discuss how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting background screening companies, offer tips and suggestions for how they can maintain efficiency and ...

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Real Solutions for CRAs to Process More Orders and Invoice Now

Who’s in your corner? Rather than sit on our hands for the duration of this crisis, we are actively developing solutions background screening companies like yours can use to help your end-user ...

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Podcast: Alternate Research Methods, Compliance and Early Release

At SJV Data Solutions, we recognize that the background screening industry is facing unprecedented adversity at this time, so we challenged ourselves to develop helpful resources for CRAs to manage ...

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SJV Launches Industry’s Most Extensive Court Availability Resource

Two weeks ago, as it become clear our industry would endure unprecedented adversity for an extended period, we challenged our technology team to innovate new tools to help you access the information ...

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Podcast: Scott Vanek, Vince Brodt on COVID-19 and Its Effect on CRAs

Just one month ago, SJV Data Solutions held its annual Kick-Off meeting to share their 2020 plans and get everyone excited about some of most impactful initiatives on their product and technology ...

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E-Book: Close More, Churn Less Through Continuous Criminal Monitoring

Today, SJV Data Solutions is pleased to share our latest e-book, “Close More, Churn Less and Create Subscription Revenue Through Continuous Criminal Monitoring”. Prior to this month, the industry was ...

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Helping Hands, The Cure for Unprecedented Background Screening Challenges

Government mandates, overwhelming demand, contingency plans. Circumstances are unprecedented for every business as we all face the COVID-19 crisis. Staff is being stretched. Uncertainty is ...

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PBSA Background Screening Conference Cancelled, Now What?

On Wednesday, March 18th 2020, the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) announced that they had to make the difficult decision to cancel its Mid-Year Legislative and Regulatory ...

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SJV Data Solutions' Response to COVID-19

As we evaluate the increasing global concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we want you to know that we are actively monitoring this evolving threat and to take a moment to share some elements ...

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Details Really Matter When Defining Real Continuous Criminal Monitoring

It’s been a little over a month since we launched the industry’s first Continuous Criminal Monitoring solution for CRAs. Interest has been off the charts. We’re drinking from the firehose and ...

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Test Drive Your Background Screening Data. Don’t Buy Until You Try.

You don’t buy a home without a thorough inspection or a new car without a test drive, so why should choosing a background screening data provider be any different?

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Back Away from the Spreadsheet! SJV Launches Business Intelligence Tool

We’ve all been there. Your clients want immediate access to the data trends that matter most to their business, so you spend countless hours building Excel files that show various charts, graphs and ...

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Continuous Criminal Monitoring: Your Billion Dollar Opportunity Awaits

Today, I'm thinking a lot about Continuous Criminal Monitoring and the value it can create for your Consumer Reporting Agency.

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Florida Bill Requires Delivery Co's to Monitor Employees for Arrests

There’s an interesting new law that was recently filed in the Florida House of Representatives that would place stringent new requirements on companies who hire and employ delivery service workers.

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REAL Continuous Criminal Monitoring for CRAs Finally Here!

For years, background screening experts, industry pundits and HR media have been speculating that continuous monitoring for criminal records was going to become a big new trend in the background ...

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Top 5 Background Screening Highlights from SJV Data Solutions in 2019

2019 - the end of a decade.  A year full of exciting new beginnings, like the birth of a new royal baby and the first ever photo of a black hole!  It was also a year of conclusions - some better than ...

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SJV Data Solutions: Same Great Company, New Look and Feel

As you might have noticed over the last few months, we’ve quietly been introducing our new brand name and logo to the marketplace.

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Robotic Process Automation Driving Down Costs of Criminal Record and Court Data Research

In the digital era, technology dominates our world and it is rapidly reshaping the background screening industry. We’ve all heard the terms Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), but ...

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The Anatomy of an Unhealthy Medical Compliance Search

We recently decided to take an X-Ray of "Brand X's" (name withheld to protect the not-so-innocent) medical and healthcare compliance search so that we could evaluate the strength of our MedEx data ...

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Day with DISA – Adverse Action Speaking Engagement

As the background screening industry evolves from a compliance standpoint (among others) and certain charges are being decriminalized across the United States, it’s important to stay up to date on ...

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Learn How to Develop and Grow Your Continuous Monitoring Program

Join SJV and our friends at Appriss Insights on November 12th for the third and final webinar in our series on continuous monitoring for criminal records.  "How to Implement and Sell Continuous ...

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SJV International Verifications Now Available on Accio Platform

  As you know, we are constantly innovating at SJV and enhancing our products based on customer feedback and market demand. So, we thought we'd take a moment to share a recent enhancement we made to ...

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2019 NAPBS Conference Recap and Highlights

What a weekend-plus it was at the NAPBS Annual Conference in San Antonio this past week. It's always great to spend time with our friends and colleagues, but this conference was extra special since ...

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Your Guide to the Best Parties and Events at NAPBS19

Sure, you’re going to the NAPBS Conference to learn more about the latest trends, best practices, new products and services in the background screening marketplace and to be scared out of your mind ...

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Robotic Processing Automation Changing Background Screening

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New SJV Webinar: Continuous Monitoring and the FCRA

Join SJV and Appriss Safety Wednesday, August 21 at 1 pm EST for the second webinar in a three-part series on continuous monitoring. This webinar will address one of the most discussed topics in the ...

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Coming to NAPBS Annual Conference? Join SJV for a Texas-Style Hootenanny!

Your friends at SJV and some of our industry colleagues have joined together to bring you this year's installment of the Five Star Dinner Series in conjunction with the 2019 NABPS Annual ...

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The Wait is Over. Puerto Rico – Motor Vehicle Records

Slow turnaround time is often the number one complaint we hear from background screening companies regarding Motor Vehicle Record Searches in Puerto Rico. While the search itself is completed ...

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New Webinar: SJV and Appriss to Present on the Value of Continuous Monitoring

As we announced earlier this year, we’ve entered into a joint distribution partnership with Appriss to enhance our respective offerings to background screening providers. The first solution we’ve ...

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SJV Partners with Appriss Safety to Deliver Cutting-Edge Data Solutions to Background Screening Market

Among the joint initiatives, Appriss and SJV will open distribution of our core products to our mutual clientele. Together, we plan to develop cutting-edge pre-hire solutions, as well as a more ...

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The International Process Flow and Why it is so Successful

Renee Henderson, Manager of International Solutions Our International Solutions are a completely different ballgame when compared to our Domestic Solutions. Naturally, we’re often asked how do we ...

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Be prepared for seasonal overflows in your Verifications services.

2018 looks to be a great year for job growth and with that comes the anticipated seasonal overflows. When these spikes in hiring occur, your customers will be looking to you to help them get the ...

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"Expertise Equals Options” – The SJV Difference for Automated Criminal Research

Anytime we talk about the various methods criminal research can be conducted, we always point out the difference between an in-person visit to a Courthouse, versus conducting research online. ...

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Shortening The Gap – SJV’s Direct Source Method for County Research

Ask anyone that knows a thing or two about Background Screening, and they’ll tell you one of the most important components of a quality-driven background check is a County Criminal Search.  This is ...

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Culture is King – A Post from the ‘Iron Throne’ of SJV

As we roll into the fourth quarter of 2017, its a great time to review the year so far and start looking ahead into 2018 and beyond. Certainly, there’s a lot that goes into planning for and operating ...

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Empowered by People – Behind the Campaign

During 2017 we’ve featured various employees as part of our ‘Empowered by People’ marketing campaign. The feedback we’ve received from our customers, partners, and employees alike, has been ...

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Continuous Process Improvement – The SJV Way

As an operational leader, I’m often surprised by how processes evolve (or fail to evolve) over time. Sometimes they evolve into a swift, agile cheetah. Sometimes they evolve into an ugly, slow-moving ...

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Cross Pollination or ‘The Corporate Dosey-Do’

2017 has marked an incredible year of growth and corporate strategy for SJV. We have seen each of our Product Houses expand and our leadership team has also developed and strengthened. In fact, I am ...

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Reviewing Sanctions – What does the word “sanction” really mean?

sanc·tion ˈsaNG(k)SH(ə)n/ noun a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule. “A range of sanctions aimed at deterring insider abuse.” Sanction is a term that is often used when referring to ...

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Puerto Rico – Criminal Research on the Isle of Enchantment

Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, literally the "Free Associated State of Puerto Rico"), is a United States territory located in ...

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Its Not ‘WHO You Gonna Call?’…Its WHEN! – How Call Scheduling Strategies Actually Work

In the world of verifications, there are numerous factors that lead to a successful, verified outcome. Being able to replicate certain strategies over time to continually produce verified outcomes is ...

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Automation Personified – Online Extraction, The SJV Way

SJV's Automation Team devotes considerable time and attention to the process of finding, evaluating, and automating criminal court sites across the country. With a library spanning several hundred ...

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Clerk Assisted Searches – The Dreaded Diagnosis of Doom

We’ve all been there before, haven’t we? Ordering a criminal background check and the next thing you know, you’re being told delays are occurring because of…wait for it…stop me if you’ve heard this ...

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Cook County, IL – First Class Research in the Second City

Who doesn’t love a good trip to Chicago?! If you’re going to Chi-town to conduct criminal research, you may need a bit of advice, so consider this your official ‘tour guide’ for how research is done ...

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May Kickoff Post for the SJV Blog

We’re here!!! Thanks for stopping by to check out what will certainly be one of your best resources in the background screening industry. You might be asking yourself, ‘SJV launched a blog, so what? ...

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