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Contractors- Faith’s Law

227 N. Fourth Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: 630-463-3000

Faith's Law- Contractors

What is Faith's Law?

Faith’s Law is named after prevention advocate and child sexual abuse survivor Faith Colson, who graduated from an Illinois high school in the early 2000s. Faith was sexually abused by a teacher at her high school. Years later, during the course of legal proceedings related to the abuse, Faith learned that several adults within her high school suspected that the teacher’s relationship with her was inappropriate but did not take appropriate action to report their concerns. As a result of her experiences, Faith pushed for change to state laws related to educator sexual misconduct in K-12 schools.

As of July 1, 2023, Public Act 102-0702 went into effect. The Act adds employment history reviews for school employees, substitute employees, and employees of contractors, as part of the hiring and vetting process, requires notices to be provided to parents/guardians and the applicable student when there’s an alleged act of sexual misconduct, and makes other changes to the process schools must follow when handling allegations of sexual misconduct.

Verifent Verification Solutions

Along with the background check through the ROE, all new contractors will be required to complete the Faith's Law background check. Please use the link below. 

Please email Chrissi Johnson ([email protected]) with following information for each contractor that submits their forms or if you have any questions about this process.
  1. Contractor's/Employee Name 
  2. Company Name
  3. Project Name/Location
  4. Email/Contact Information to be notified of clearance.
If you have any questions specifically about Faith's Law, please contact Human Resources, 630-463-3050.