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Why Companies Want Criminal Background Checks

Texas Criminal Background ChecksThese days, most employers want information on potential employees before they are hired. And a resume with references isn’t enough. Many companies want to run criminal background checks on applicants before they are hired. Why Run Texas Criminal Background Checks?There are many reasons employers want to run Texas criminal background checks on job applicants. 1. Safety All CEO’s and business owners want their places of business to be safe. If a potential hire has a history of violence, the boss has a right to know. It is especially important to run Texas criminal background checks and look for the following offenses: Battery Abuse Weapon violence Stalking Theft A boss may also want to know if a potential employee has a history of these: Financial indiscretions Identity theft These are just a few offenses that show up on a background check. And while the potential employee/offender may think sharing this information is...
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Reduce Risky Behavior in Your Children -3

                      3.  KNOW YOUR CHILD’S RISK LEVEL Several decades of research shows that some teens are more at risk for developing a substance abuse problem than other teens. The more risk factors a teen has, the more likely he or she will abuse drugs or alcohol.  Common Risk Factors Associated with Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse: --Family History:  If family members abuse alcohol, your child may have inherited the gene that puts them at risk.  This does not mean your child will certainly become dependent on drugs or alcohol. --Mental or Behavioral Disorder:  Those children with psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD, depression and anxiety are at more risk. --Trauma:  Children that are the victims of physical or sexual abuse, and those who witness traumatic events have shown to be more at risk.  --Impulse Control Problems:  Lack of control of impulses and...
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REPORT: DEA sees rise in abuse of prescription drugs, K2 use

                      Reagan RoyNov 19, 2013 12:16 p.m. WASHINGTON, D.C. (KETK) -- The 2013 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) Summary addresses emerging developments related to the trafficking and use of primary illicit substances of abuse and the nonmedical use of controlled prescription drugs (CPDs). In the preparation of this report, DEA intelligence analysts considered quantitative data from various sources (seizures, investigations, arrests, drug purity or potency, and drug prices; law enforcement surveys; laboratory analysis; and interagency production and cultivation estimates) and qualitative information (subjective views of individual agencies on drug availability, information on smuggling and transportation trends, and indicators of changes in smuggling and transportation methods). The 2013 NDTA factors in information provided by 1,307 state and local law enforcement agencies through the 2013 National Drug Threat Survey (NDTS). NDTS data used in this report do not imply that there is only...
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You Might Be Surprised At What DNA Test In Texas Say About You

DNA Test TexasWe are all unique, we have certain qualities that set us us apart and yet on the other hand there are ways to connect us. DNA test Texas can tell us about uniqueness, connections, and so much more. It isn’t just about hunches anymore, DNA test can get to the bottom of things with scientific facts. DNA is different in each being but it always keeps certain properties. Interest in knowing more about our ancestors has increased in the past 30 years. Family research is a big deal to many Americans and people all over the world. Most of us could be called a conglomerate, we are made up of many different intertwined fibers from different ethnic sources. There are tests that can trace our ethnicity. It has long since been a source for locating family members, bringing together siblings, and finding birth parents. DNA says so much about us but...
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HOW TO REDUCE THE RISKY BEHAVIOR IN TEENAGERS, -2

 2.  BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL WHEN IT COMES TO DRINKING, TAKING MEDICINE & HANDLING STRESS Research shows that when it comes to alcohol and other drugs, children are likely to model their parents’ behaviors—both healthy and unhealthy ones. A parent’s attitude about drugs and alcohol can influence their children’s behavior.  Here are three ways you can be a good role model. Do not become intoxicated in front of your children. Do not save prescription medications to be used later without a doctor’s consent and do not share your medications with others (that is a criminal offense). Do not use alcohol as a coping mechanism or to relieve stress.  (Example: Saying to your kids, “I had a rough day – I need a few beers or a joint to relax.”)   This and other information is available at:  http://www.drugfree.org/
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DNA Testing Texas and Worldwide Continues to Solve Important Mysteries

DNA Testing TexasAt DATCS, we provide the best DNA testing services in Texas. And whenever we see a news story about a person who has benefited from DNA testing in Texas or anywhere else in the world, we like to share it. At the beginning of last month, just such a case began to unfold. It began when Greek Hellenic police found the little girl Maria and charged her caregivers with abduction. This case sparked interest all over the world, causing the charity Smile of the Child to receive over 10,000 calls concerning Maria, from people wanting her real parents to be found. At the end of last month, the search for Maria’s biological parents ended, thanks to the help of DNA testing. It has been discovered that Maria’s true parents are a Bulgarian couple named Sasha Ruseva and Atanas Rusev. But unfortunately, finding her biological parents has not ended the complications for...
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HOW TO REDUCE THE RISKY BEHAVIOR IN TEENAGERS

1.  BUILD WARM AND SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIPS If you as a parent maintain a close, warm, and supportive relationship with your child, there will be less conflict.  Discuss your child's interests.  Learn about their hobbies.  Engage in activities together.  Maintain low levels of anger.  Speaking calmly affords better communications.  Work through their problems with them.  Praise your child when they make achievements.  Set expectations when they are away from home, by having them let you know where they are, who they are with and when they will return.  Allowing appropriate freedoms, while setting expectations will build their confidence and improves their decision makeing. This and Additional Information is Available at http://www.drugfree.org/
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Red Ribbon Week

The Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program.   It reaches millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23rd to the 31st each year.  Please check out their website for great information and their blog and twitter updates.  Find and sign the Red Ribbon Pledge. DATCS proudly support their efforts.
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The Specifics of DNA Testing in Texas

The phrase “DNA testing” has several immediate implications, but the main idea is always the same: irrefutable scientific proof of a person’s presence. Whether we are talking about a person’s presence at the scene of a crime or at the moment of conception is just a matter of what is done with the DNA in question after it has been identified. After two decades of expansive use, DNA testing in Texas has become a staple in many criminal investigations and has helped countless people learn more about themselves and their past. What is DNA Testing For? Typical reasons for DNA testing in Texas involve parentage as often as not. Paternity and maternity tests have been very useful in helping determine whether or not a child has the biological parents they think they have. This has been especially useful for people whose questionable parentage can have serious impacts on their immigration status....
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DATCS - Drug Testing Companies in Texas That Protects Your Company From False Drug Results

As an employer, you set customer and employee safety and productivity above everything else. You know that drug-using employees can cause a lot of problems for your business, and so it’s imperative that you do pre-employment and random employee drug testing, and that you use the one of the best drug testing companies in Texas. Unfortunately, you would probably be surprised to find out that “cheating” on employee drug tests is an extremely common practice. Some drug testing companies in Texas might not have the training or capabilities to discover all the different types of drug test cheating that occur. But at DATCS, we have it covered. We see people attempting to cheat a drug test almost on a daily basis, and our trained staff know how to spot and prevent the various creative attempts at cheating a drug test. The most common form of “cheating” on drug tests involves smuggling...
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"Krokodil" has hit the US! Follow-up on the Designer Drug Krokodil

We have received reports that this drug has finally hit the U.S. Two cases involving the drug has surfaced at the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix are alarming anti-drug advocates and medical personnel who fear use of Krokodil might spread.
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DATCS Can Take Care of Your Louisiana Background Check Needs

Running a Louisiana background check on prospective employees is more important now than ever.  Consider the following facts. Studies show that 53% of applicants lie on their resumes or applications. One out of three business failures is caused by employee theft. Attorneys are aggressively pursuing wrongful hiring cases.  The average award in these lawsuits is in excess of $600,000.00. The consequences of hiring the wrong people can be devastating. That’s why you need the help that DATCS can provide.  We’ll vet your potential workers with a Louisiana background check, safeguarding you from putting criminals or other undesirables on your payroll.  Here are the types of checks we can conduct. The National Social Security Number Check To provide the most thorough Louisiana background check results possible, we search the social security database for information on your applicant.  Our social security numbers follow us throughout our lives.  They can reveal a host of...
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Texas Drug Test News

DATCS offers Texas drug tests for a variety of reasons, including employee drug testing. We help businesses keep their work environment safe and productive, and if an employee fails a drug test, we can assist them in finding help to overcome their drug problem. A recently-passed Texas bill is aimed to help welfare recipients have that same sobriety, accountability, and drug abuse help when necessary.   This April, the Texas state Senate passed a bill that will require some welfare applicants to undergo drug testing to be eligible for benefits. After completing a screening assessment, applicants who are considered to be at a high risk of drug use (for example, those with previous felony drug convictions, previous failed drug tests, etc.) will be required to take a drug test before collecting benefits.   Applicants who test positive for drugs will not be allowed to collect benefits for twelve months. If they...
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D.A.T.C.S. is Proud to Provide Accurate DNA Testing in Texas

Since 1989, D.A.T.C.S. has been providing accurate, quality-controlled DNA testing in Texas. Our DNA services are invaluable in paternity tests, genetic inheritance, twin zygosity, siblingship tests and much, much more. DNA testing is also indispensable in court cases, and last month, a DNA paternity test led to the reopening of an FBI case that had been closed for almost 50 years. Every child has probably, at one time or another, yelled in anger “You’re not my real parents!” And usually, this is just a normal part of growing up. But for Paul Fronczak, it turned out to be true. In 1964, newborn Paul Fronczak was kidnapped from a Chicago hospital. 14 months later, an abandoned baby in New Jersey was found that resembled Paul. The baby was returned to joyful parents, Chester and Dora Fronczak, and life seemed to return to normal. However, as the years went by, Paul Fronczak couldn’t...
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Synthetic Drugs Point Out Increased Need for Drug Testing Tyler TX Services

  When most people hear the word “marijuana”, they picture secret gardens hidden deep in the woods, planted by growers worried that their illegal farm will be spotted by police aircraft.  One image that usually doesn’t come to mind is that of a chemist mixing a batch of compounds in a lab somewhere.  But that’s exactly where the future of illegal cannabis use is headed, thanks to the growing problem of synthetic drugs.  The increasing use of these harmful substances is just one reason why drug testing Tyler TX services are more important than ever.   Synthetic Drugs: A Prescription for Tragedy Earlier this year, a tragic accident occurred in Pennsylvania when a driver who had just used a form of synthetic cannabis lost control of his car.  The speeding vehicle flew over a median strip, killing a pair of innocent people who were driving on an adjoining road.  As this...
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Get the Most In-Depth TX Background Check with DATCS

Remember the film “Catch Me if You Can”? Based on a best-selling book and true story, the film chronicles the escapades of a man who, among other things, acquires several jobs using fake resumes and transcripts-he even uses his fake credentials to get a job as a doctor and a professor. Yes, this story may be a rather extreme example of the employee fraud that can happen, but it brings up an important point: it’s crucial for employers to screen all potential job candidates before hiring. Now, everyone knows that one of the best ways to protect your business and employees is to run a TX background check on any new hires. However, as we saw in “Catch Me if You Can,” sometimes a simple check of a person’s criminal records isn’t enough to ensure their credentials and character. Maybe you’re not sure if a potential employee is being truthful about...
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Fish Tales and DNA Testing Texas

Normally when you think of DNA testing, the first things that come to mind are probably paternity testing, criminal investigations, etc. Chances are, you, like most people, probably don’t often equate DNA testing with non-human beings. Well, recently Texas DNA testing helped identify–of all things–the paternity of a fish! Yes, you read that correctly: a fish paternity test. It all started in December of 2004 when Texas fisherman Jerry Campos caught a monstrous 14 pound largemouth bass at Lake Falcon in Laredo. Campos dubbed the bass “ShareLunker 370,” and then donated it to Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens as part of their ShareLunker program for spawning purposes. Recently, Allen Lane Kruse caught a big bass and set a water-body and catch-and-release record for Lake Naconiche. Texas DNA testing has determined that Kruse’s catch (weighing in at a hefty 12.5 pounds) is in fact the son of ShareLunker 370, the original...
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Customized Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Policy Development

bill-currentDrug & Alcohol Testing Compliance Services is pleased to announce a partnership with Bill Current, president of WFC & Associates, LLC, a consulting practice founded in 1998 to assist companies in the drug testing industry increase revenue and grow their businesses.  Bill has worked with many of today’s leading providers of drug testing and background screening services.  He has helped both small businesses and large corporations improve their return on investment in drug testing.  Mr. Current specializes in helping non-regulated businesses write drug testing policies that are in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws.  It’s as easy as filling out a questionnaire to ensure your company’s drug testing policy covers all aspects necessary to build a safe, drug-free environment. Call us for more information at (903) 247-9546
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Find The Answers You Seek Through DNA Testing in Texas

Anybody that watches TV and one of the numerous shows about law enforcement and the cases police detectives work on is familiar with DNA testing or profiling. DNA testing is a test conducted by scientists to assist in the positive identification of individuals by their unique DNA Profile. DNA testing was first introduced in 1994 by a professor at the University of Leicester in England. DNA testing is also performed to identify potential matches of parents and children. DNA testing in Texas is performed by the professionals at DATCS in Longview and Tyler. Our experience dates back to the mid 90’s when Connie Hagen was first hired by a Houston company to create a drug testing facility in Longview. Determined to offer the best and professional service possible, Connie has continued to establish benchmarks for achieving outstanding results for all of her clients. What started out as a company just offering...
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Drug Testing, Texas - To Keep Everyone Safe

drug testing texas | Drug & Alcohol Testing Compliance ServicesWe are constantly bombarded with news about various athletes taking performance enhancing drugs to pad their statistics and to get more money from their teams. We hear of impaired drivers on the road that are under the influence of prescription medication, illegal drugs or alcohol. Many of us have experienced or heard of employees that are under the influence of drugs in the workplace creating not only an unpleasant experience for the customer, but also compromise their own safety and the safety of co-workers. According to studies conducted, nearly 1 out of 3 fatal collisions on Texas roadways are related to alcohol. Nobody wants to be exposed to these risks. Employers as well as customers or clients are expecting the best possible service. If you need confidential and professional drug testing in Texas, Drug & Alcohol Testing Compliance Service or DATCS is the leading provider of drug testing in Texas. DATCS...
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