Safety from the start.

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ child protection system was developed in consultation with top nationwide experts from organizations that include the Centers for Disease Control, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Crimes Against Children Research Center, and the Non-profit Risk Management Center.

Big Brothers Big Sisters makes child safety our priority. We have zero tolerance for abuse or exploitation of any kind. Big Brothers Big Sisters has designed our child protection systems in collaboration with experts including the Centers for Disease Control, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Nonprofit Risk-Management Center. 

Our volunteers and staff undergo thorough screening and background checks. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ professional mentoring support staff have ongoing and regular communication with volunteers, mentees and their families and are trained to immediately make law enforcement and child protective services authorities aware of any reports of abuse or exploitation.

We remain committed to improving children's odds for overcoming adversity, succeeding in school, breaking negative cycles and having higher self-esteem and aspirations. Safety and security are the foundation of the service we provide. 

The integrity of our program is extremely important and to achieve the highest quality standards possible, we work to constantly review and strengthen our screening and background check systems as new best practices in the industry emerge.