Why do we protect the identity of ASCI employees?
In today's volatile media environment, in which the identity and privacy of individuals have been violated, some media have participated in placing individuals in harms way to obtain more exciting news stories. Therefore, it is more important than ever that ASCI takes measures to protect its employees as well as the children that we serve. Employees of ASCI must be protected because they are targets for harassment, stalking and bodily harm by individuals dealing with the stress of losing custody of their children, substance abuse, and/or mental health issues.
Because the vast majority of the children we serve are in crisis, it is important that we not only protect their identities, but also the identities of our employees who are helping them deal with their crises. ASCI takes pride in being a leader in Kinship Care across the nation, and we have a qualified, dedicated and professional staff to support our mission of providing a safe environment. Disclosing the names of ASCI workers to the public can subject both the children and ASCI staff to physical harm.
The County and the State verify our systematic measures for ensuring that all ASCI workers possess the necessary qualifications and various criminal background clearances to work with children. This information can be verified without regard to an employee's personal information, such as their name, home address, date of birth, social security number, race, gender, or hire date.