Criminal Records en Bill Would Require Background Checks For Benefits <p><a href=";DocNum=2004&amp;SeqNum=0">A bill in the legislature </a>would require county social services offices to conduct criminal background checks on people seeking and receiving federal benefits.<br><br>Right now, social services workers may ask applicants for food stamps or cash payments if they have any outstanding warrants. But they're not allowed to disclose that information to local law enforcement officials. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 09:01:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 13055 at Bill Would Require Background Checks For Benefits A Fresh Start to Find a Job <p>In a move to help reduce the rate of unemployment, more North Carolinians are getting a clean slate. In the last 10 years, expungements of criminal records have tripled.</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:57:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 8168 at