it is required for all new members to go through this. one like ronn stated to make sure your not a pedifile. 2 to make sure your not a violent crimanal. the last thing these kids need to see is more violence.(we only use force to defend the child or our selfs if forced into it by the abuser) and 3 to make sure you are serious about joining. your not going to give someone your prints and backround unless you realy mean bissness about joining them. they basicly told me they dont care if i got busted with a bag of dope when i was 18, they just want to make sure im a good guy.