crisis text line hero

Non-Profit Places 12,000 Crisis Counselors a Year with Checkr

Learn how Checkr helps convert and onboard applicants quickly while supporting quality, compliance and safety.

Company Overview
Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 text-based support for people in crisis. Anyone can text with live, trained Crisis Counselors for help with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bullying, suicidal thoughts, and more. With more than 125 million messages processed to date, Crisis Text Line offers immediate support and assistance in addition to data-driven insights about mental health issues.
15,000+ Background Checks/Year

Key Results

85% of background checks completed within 24 hours
12,000 applicants passed their first-round background check and moved directly into training
Salesforce integration reduces manual entrytime

Products Used

The Crisis Text Line-Checkr Story

As Crisis Text Line was growing rapidly, they needed a people trust solution that could grow with them. “Checkr has allowed us to grow in capacity,” says Elise Segars, Head of Admissions at Crisis Text Line. “We have a really high volume, and Checkr finds people we need to take a second look at, while others can move through the background check process quickly.

Crisis Text Line reviews 300 Crisis Counselor applications every week. After completing a detailed and rigorous application process, they wanted a streamlined and efficient background check for new counselors.

Specifically, Crisis Text Line needed a process that would help them take a closer look at applicants with issues they define as important, while getting others approved, into training, and helping vulnerable populations more quickly. One of the barriers to efficiency they faced was a system that flagged minor issues for review, holding up or even disqualifying desirable candidates.

Checkr has allowed us to grow in capacity. We have a really high volume, and Checkr finds people we need to take a second look at, while others can move through the background check process quickly.
Elise Segars
Head of Admissions, Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line now uses Checkr’s Adjudication Matrix to define the background records they want to review more closely, while allowing most others to clear the background check process in less than a day. The Checkr platform also collects and stores additional identification documents that applicants can easily upload themselves for fast identity resolution.

When a society is relying on your services, it is imperative to streamline as much of the process as possible. Instead of spending days screening hundreds of applicants, Crisis Text Line was able to cut that down to hours.

Crisis Text Line’s Favorite Features

Custom Filtering and Evaluation Tools
Ensure compliance and mitigate risk based on geography and role type

Join the tens of thousands of other businesses using Checkr for their background checks

More stories for you

Rock Point Church Lives Its Mission With Safe and Secure Staffing and Volunteer Screening

Innovative Grocery Brand Scales Up and Meets Fair Chance Hiring Goals with Security and Lowered Risk

Ready to try Checkr?

Get started with faster, easier background checks today.