New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:5b-6.15 - Termination Of Current Staff Member; Exceptions.

30:5B-6.15 Termination of current staff member; exceptions.

6. a. If a staff member of a child care center is convicted of a crime specified in section 5 of P.L.2000, c.77 (C.30:5B-6.14) after the effective date of P.L.2000, c.77 (C.30:5B-6.10 et al.), the staff member shall be terminated from employment at, or ownership or sponsorship of, a child care center.

b.For crimes and offenses other than those cited in section 5 of P.L.2000, c.77 (C.30:5B-6.14), an applicant or staff member may be eligible for employment at, or ownership or sponsorship of, a child care center if the department determines that the person has affirmatively demonstrated to the department clear and convincing evidence of the person's rehabilitation pursuant to subsection c. of this section.

c.In determining whether a person has affirmatively demonstrated rehabilitation, the following factors shall be considered:

(1)the nature and responsibility of the position at the child care center which the convicted person would hold, has held or currently holds, as the case may be;

(2)the nature and seriousness of the offense;

(3)the circumstances under which the offense occurred;

(4)the date of the offense;

(5)the age of the person when the offense was committed;

(6)whether the offense was an isolated or repeated incident;

(7)any social conditions which may have contributed to the offense; and

(8)any evidence of rehabilitation, including good conduct in prison or in the community, counseling or psychiatric treatment received, acquisition of additional academic or vocational schooling, successful participation in correctional work-release programs, or the recommendation of those who have had the person under their supervision.

d.The department shall make the final determination regarding the employment of an applicant or staff member with a criminal conviction.

L.2000,c.77,s.6; amended 2004, c.130, s.100.

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