Background Check Information

Academic Tutors (Middle & High School), Assistant Coaches (High School), College Coaches & Soccer Assistants
A link to request a background check will be sent to you upon completion of your application and screening.

If you are volunteering at either Vanguard Collegiate Middle School or John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School, you will need to complete a background check process with Baltimore City Public Schools. This process will be arranged by SWB Baltimore – please contact to get the process started!


Family Mentors
SWB requires that all Family Mentors complete a full background check (state and FBI) in person. To do this you must get fingerprinted at the State Operated Fingerprinting Services Location (CJIS). Once you complete training, SWB will give you a discount voucher to take with you to the CJIS office. With the discount, the cost will be $15.25. All fees must be paid by credit card, check or money order in United States currency.
Please note: The Central Repository cannot accept cash.

Address and directions:
State Operated Fingerprinting Services Location (CJIS)
6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 102 (first floor)
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-764-4501   1-888-795-0011 (toll free)

**CJIS is on the backside of the Resisterstown Plaza shopping mall. The entrance is somewhat hard to find. Park north of the Home Depot and near the BCCC annex. You should see a door with Central Repository/CJIS on it. Please see the map below.

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