APSCREEN Tests U.S. Department of Justice Sex Offender Website

Background Check Pioneer Finds new Government Sex Offender Website to be a Good Tool for the Public

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (PRWeb) April 30, 2007 -- APSCREEN one of the early pioneers of comprehensive background checks for pre-employment screening, has tested the new Department of Justice (DOJ) sex offender website and found it to be a useful tool for the public. APSCREEN has provided free national searches for registered sex offenders here as a public service since 2005. APSCREEN recommends that when searching sex offender records, individuals should use multiple sources to increase accuracy of results. A list can be located at

Tom Lawson, Founder and CEO of APSCREEN , is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified International Investigator and Expert Witness for lawsuits regarding negligent hiring, human resource management/compliance, employment screening as well as use, interpretation and compliance of FACTA/Fair Credit Reporting Act/CCRRA/Gramm-Leach-Bliley (Financial Privacy) Act in the HR Context.

The new government database is called Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website can be located at

"This website represents the next generation of efforts by our Federal Government to try to help with the ongoing problem of identifying sexual predators in our society," said Lawson. "We applaud the Attorney General's office for their efforts and look forward to the day when they can put us out of the sex offender research business."

Lawson continues, "Preliminary tests show that between just this new government website and our existing one, there is much less room for missing a registered sex offender, and now the public is armed with the best tools available for identifying registered sex offenders in their own area."

Founded in 1980, APSCREEN is based in Rancho Santa Margarita, California and is the originator of the factual employment-screening concept. APSCREEN provides nationwide coverage for businesses seeking the highest caliber, most comprehensive background checks for pre-employment screening. Thomas Lawson, CEO of APSCREEN and a Certified Fraud Examiner, authored the Pre-Employment Screening series, published in The Complete Workplace Violence Prevention Manual, which is used as the gold standard in Best Hiring Practices. APSCREEN also offers tenant qualification and employee locator services. More information is available by calling toll-free (800) 277-2733 or register online at

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