Criminal Background Check

The PRA Lab requires all team members to complete a criminal background check to ensure the welfare of the populations that team members serve, children and youth. The criminal background check is conducted by the Human Resource Office at Texas A&M University or the schools where team members will be working. The Texas A&M University criminal background check form can be accessed from our website (instruction and criminal background check form). School criminal background check forms are available via email.

If a situation arises in which a student does not successfully complete the criminal background check, arrangements may be made in advance with Dr. Blake to have the student complete other research related tasks that do not involve direct interaction with children/youth. However, this decision is made at the discretion of Dr. Blake and on an individual basis.