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Getting of the State Registry
(of child abusers)

Please refer to the free online eBook:    
Standing InThe Shadow of the Law
By Marilyn Harrison
http://nfpcar.org/Shadow/
(available for download)

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Introduction

The first step is going through the appeal process and obtaining a determination of unfounded, unindicated or unsubstantiated.  One is placed upon the Registry as a first step upon a substantiated finding from the outcome of a child abuse investigation.  Please see:  http://nfpcar.org/Reform/ for a description of what happens.  We find it to be unconstitutional and a judge has ruled it to be so and the appealed ruling was upheld.

The following is input from Group in the quest to get our names expunged from the Central Registry (SACWIS) or Central Index.  Even though found unsubstantiated, unindicated and unfounded, many times our record still remains.  Another section “Central Registry Expunction of Records by State” lists the statutes regarding this expunction.

Also, please see  “Components of a Caseworker’s File,” a work in progress in obtaining case records.

With a Registry record, one can be fired from and/or not obtain a caregiver job.  One lady I know, who has an indicated finding and is on the Central Index of CA is not allowed to drive a school bus, anymore, because she is in contact with children.  There is work being conducted in Group with regard to the Central Registry and placement on it being a violation of our Constitutional Rights as it occurs without due process of law.  Please read more about it with Marilyn’s  ebook:

Please refer to eBook
 Standing InThe Shadow of the Law
 by Marilyn Harrison
http://nfpcar.org/Shadow/
(Available for download)
 

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Child Abuse and Neglect Registry Contacts
Go to Note Below on Accuracy and Original Form Location Go Now

This information is subject to change. Last updated January 16, 2007.(Download this file as a word file: Download Now)

Note: When indicated, requests made by Children’s Administration staff and licensors should be submitted on the Children’s Administration CA/N Registry Check Form.

Agencies responsible for conducting their own inquiries should use their own information release forms. For additional information provided by the National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planning, go to http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/info_services/Adam-Walsh.html.

Requirements

States

 

Own Form

AL, CA, CO, CT, DC, IL, IN, IA, MD, MN, NV, NY, NC, PA, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, WA

   These states REQUIRE requests for information to be submitted on the forms they have developed. Links to forms or websites are provided.

Notary

AR, CO, DC, MD, NY, SC, SD, TN, VA

Best to use their form, except for TN.

Witness

AL, NE, RI, SC, TX

SC will accept notary or witness, TX requires both.

Fee

CA - $15, CO - $30, MN - $20,

PA - $10, SC - $8, VA - $5,

WY - $8

Processing fees are reimbursable under Title IV-E administrative expenses.

Original Sig.

DC, NC, SD, TX, WV, WY, Guam

 

Picture ID

AK, UT

 

NOTE to California FFH and FFAs: When completing another state’s form, CDSS Adam Walsh Unit must always be the “Requestor.”

NOTE to California County Licensing Agencies: When completing another state’s form, always identify your office as the “Requestor.”

The subject of the inquiry is NOT the “Requestor.”

State

Contact Information

Procedures / Forms

Alabama

CAN Central Registry

Office of Child Protective Services

Department of Human Resources

50 Ripley Street

Montgomery, AL 36130-4000

 

Phone:   (334) 353-1045

Fax:       (334) 242-0939

 

Contact: Sue Ash, Supervisor

Email: sue.ash@dhr.alabama.gov

 

Form: DHR-FCS-1598  CAN Central Registry Clearance

Form Required? Yes

Call Central Clearinghouse (334) 242-9500 for forms and instructions

 

Signed release required? Yes, and witnessed

 

Methods of transmission: Original signature required, mail only

 

Fee: no

 

Alaska

Department of Health & Social Services

323 East 4th Avenue

Anchorage, AK 99051

 

Phone:   (907) 269-4026

Fax:       (907) 269-4098

 

Contact: Ken Saucier or

              Brandy Aldridge

Email: Kenneth.Saucier@Alaska.gov

 

Form:  06-9437 LIC  Clearance Form - Confidential

Go to: AK Form

Form Required? No – but would like a photo ID

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Mail, email or fax

 

Fee: no

 

*Allow 30 days for response

Arizona

Arizona Dept. of Economic Security

CPS Central Registry

P.O. Box 44240

Phoenix, AZ 85064-4240

 

Phone:   (602) 364-2732

Fax:       (602) 530-1833

 

Contact: Myrrhianna Morningstar

 

Form: Yes

Put on agency letterhead. Include the information you are requesting, purpose of request, include the person's names, DOB, SS#, and known addresses in state.

Form Required? No

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or Fax

 

Fee: no

 


 

Arkansas

Arkansas Child Maltreatment Central Registry

P. O. Box 1437, Slot S 566

Little Rock, AR 72203

 

Phone:   (501) 682-0402

Toll Free: (800) 482-5964

Fax:       (501) 682-0407

             Attn: V. Williams

 

Form: Authorization for Release of Confidential Information 

Go to: Arkansas form

Send Arkansas form and standard cover letter on letterhead

Form Required? No

 

Signed release required? Yes and notarized

 

Methods of transmission: Fax preferred

 

Fee: no

 

California

California Dept. of Justice

Bureau of Criminal Information & Analysis

Child Protection Program

Attn: Sharon Wong

P.O. Box 903387

Sacramento, CA  94203-3870

 

Phone:   sharon.wong@doj.ca.gov
Telephone (916) 227 3285
Facsimile (916) 227 3253
Facsimile (916) 227 5054

 

Form: No - See info on DOJ site - CA DOJ Website
Link:Child Abuse Central Index Self Inquiries

Form Required? No

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Original signature required, mail only

 

Fee: $15 Note: Processing fees are reimbursable under Title IV-E administrative expenses.

More info on DSS Adam Walsh Website: CDSS Adam Walsh

Colorado

Background Investigations Unit, Colorado Department of Human Services (BIU, CDHS)

3550 W. Oxford Avenue

Denver, CO 80236

 

Phone:   (303) 866-7100

 

Contacts:

Helen Artz (303) 866-7183

Jan Diaz    (303) 866-7230

Valerie Fresquez (303) 866-7925 (a.m. only) valerie.fresquez@state.co.us

Rose Estrada, Mgr. (303) 866-7187

 

Form: BIU Individual Inquiry Form (do not use the facility form)

 CO Form

Form Required? Yes

 

Signed release required? Yes, and notarized

 

Methods of transmission: Original signature required, mail only

 

Fee: $30.00 made payable to CDHS, BIU. Note: Processing fees are reimbursable under Title IV-E administrative expenses.

 

Website

 

Connecticut

Department  of Children  and Families  Hotline

Fifth Floor

505 Hudson Street

Hartford, CT 06106

 

Phone:   (800) 842-2288

Phone:   (860) 560-7000

Fax:       (860) 560-7072

 

Contact: Buck Gregory

Email: BUCK.GREGORY@ct.gov

 

Form: Authorization for Release of Information for DCF CPS Search

Form Required? Yes

Go to: CT form

 

Signed release required? Yes, see instructions at website link

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or fax

 

Fee: No

 

Website

Delaware

Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families

1825 Falkland Road

Wilmington, DE 19805

 

Phone:   (302) 892-5814

Phone:   (800) 292-9582

Fax:       (302) 633-5191

(Do not fax on Wednesdays)

 

Contact: Beth Kramer

http://www.state.de.us/kids/

Form: Consent to Release Child Protection Registry Information.

Go to:  DE Form

Form Required? No. Print form on letterhead. Requests should state that the information is required to comply with the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or fax

 

Fee: No

 

Website

District of Columbia

Child Protection Registry

400 Sixth Street, SW

Washington, DC 20024

 

Phone:   (202) 727-8885

Fax:       (202) 727-8040

 

 

 

Form: Yes

Go to: DC Form

Form Required? Yes

 

Signed release required? Yes and notarized

 

Method of transmission: Mail only, original signature required

 

Fee: No

Website: 

Florida

Department of Children & Families

1317 Winewood Blvd.

Tallahassee, FL 32399

 

Phone:   (850) 487-6123

Fax:       (850) 488-1319

 

Contact: Sandy Pillar

Email: sandy_pillar@dcf.state.fl.us

 

Form: CF 1651  Central Abuse Hotline Record Search

Go to:  Florida form

Form Required? No. Print form on letterhead.

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or fax

 

Fee: No

 

Website:

Georgia

Deborah Gibson

DHR, DCFS

2 Peachtree St. NW, Ste. 18-494

Atlanta, GA 30303

 

Phone:   (404) 657-8961

Fax:       (404) 657-3415

 

Email: dmgibson@dhr.state.ga.us

Form: No

Form Required? No. Print request for information on letterhead. Request must include DOB, SS# and last known address in Georgia

 

Signed release required? No

 

Methods of transmission: Fax

Fee: No

Guam

Bureau of Social Services Administration

Department of Public Health & Social Services

194 Hernan Cortez Avenue

Hagatna, Guam  96910

Phone: (671) 475-2653/2672

Fax:       (671) 477-0500

Email: lydia.tenorio@dphss.guam.gov

Form: No

Form Required? No. Print request for information on letterhead.

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Will accept email or Fax to expedite process, but requires original form by mail to release information

 

Fee: No

Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Human Services

420 Waiakamilo Road, #300B

Honolulu, HI  96817

 

Phone:   (808) 832-0609

 

Contact: Cynthia Goss

Email: cgoss@dhs.hawaii.gov

 

Form: No

Form Required? No. Print request on letterhead.

 

Signed release required? No

 

Methods of transmission: Original signature required, mail only

 

Fee: No

 

Website:  Call for more information

Idaho

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare

Children & Family Services

450 W. State Street, 5th Floor

PO Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0036

 

Phone:   (208) 334-5690

 

Contact: Tina Griffin

Email: griffinT2@dhw.idaho.gov

http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/site/3333/default.aspx

Form: Yes-Authorization & Consent to Release Information

Go to: ID Form

Form Required? No. Print request on letterhead.

 

Signed release required? Yes – specifically authorize Idaho to release information

 

Methods of transmission: Mail

 

Fee: No

 

 

Website: 

Illinois

Department of Family & Children Services

406 E. Monroe Street, Station 30

Springfield, IL 62701

 

Fax:       (217) 785-6580

             attn: Linda Smith

 

Contact: Linda Smith

Email: linda.smith2@illinois.gov

 

Form: CFS 689 Authorization for Background Check

Go to:

 

Form Required? Yes

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Mail and fax

 

Fee: No

 

Indiana

Indiana Dept. of Child Services

Background Check Unit

302 W. Washington

Room E306-MS08

Indianapolis, IN 46204

 

Phone:   (317) 234-5790

Fax:       (317) 234-4633

Toll-Free: (800) 800-5556

 

Contact: Vonda Ramsey

Email: Background.CheckUnit@dcs.IN.gov

 

Form: Yes 52802 Request for a Child Protection Services (CPS)

                             History Check

Go to: IN Form

Form Required? Yes – Always include maiden and all married names for female applicants

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Fax or mail

 

Fee: No

 

Website: 

 

Iowa

Iowa Central Abuse Registry

Iowa Dept. Of Human Services

1305 E. Walnut, 5th Floor, Hoover Building

Des Moines, IA 50319

 

Toll-Free: (800) 362-2178
Phone:   (515) 281-5581

Fax:       (515) 242-6884

 

Contact: Linda Chagoya

 

Form: 470-0643  Request for Child Abuse Information

Go to: IA Form

Form Required? Yes

 

Signed release required? No

 

Methods of transmission: Fax only

 

Fee: No

Website: 

Kansas

SRS / Children & Family Services

915 SW Harrison Street, 5th Floor South

Topeka, KS 66613

 

Phone:

    Janna    (785) 296-5636

   Annette (785) 296-6783

Fax:        (785) 296-0470

 

Contacts: Janna Gunckle or

                Annette Caraway

Email: janna.gunckle@srs.ks.gov

 

Form: No

Form Required? No. Print request on letterhead.

 

Signed release required? No

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or fax

 

Fee: No

 

Website: 

Kentucky

Department for Community Based Services

Records Management Section

275 East main Street, 3E-G

Frankfort, KY 40621

 

Phone:      (502) 564-3834 x 4455

Toll-Free: (800) 752-6200

Fax :        (502) 564-9554

 

Contact: David Smith

Email: DavidF.Smith@ky.gov

 

Form: No

Form Required? No. Print request on letterhead.

 

Signed release required? No

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or fax

 

Fee: No

 

 

 

Website: 

 

Louisiana

Louisiana Department Social Services

Office of Community Services

Attention CPI Section – Intake

P.O. Box 3318

Baton Rouge, LA 70821

 

Phone:  (225) 342-8631

Fax:       (225) 342-9087

 

Email: dnether1@dss.state.la.us

 

Form: No

Form Required? No. Print request on letterhead.

 

Signed release required? No

 

Methods of transmission: Email, Fax, Mail

 

Fee: No

 

Website 

 

Maine

Department of Health & Human Services

Office of Child & Family Services

Child Protective Intake Unit

11 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333

 

Phone:   (800) 452-1999

Fax:       (207) 287-5065

 

Contact: Robert Pronovost

Email: Robert.n.pronovost@maine.gov 
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/bcfs/abusereporting.htm

Form: No

Form Required? No. Print request on letterhead.

 

Signed release required? No

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or fax

 

Fee: No

 

Responses will provide only summary information concerning any maltreatment findings

 

Website: 

Maryland

Maryland Department of Human Resources

In-Home Services

Social Services Administration

311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 553

Baltimore, MD 21201

 

Contact Center Verification

for Foster Care

Phone:  (800) 332-6347

 

Form: DHR/SSA 1279  Consent for Release of Information/Background Clearance Request

Go to: MD Form

Form Required? Yes

 

Signed release required? Yes and notarized

 

Methods of transmission: Original signature required, mail only

 

Fee: No

 

Website

Massachusetts

Department of Social Services

24 Farnsworth Street

Boston, MA 02210

 

Phone:      (617) 748-2079

Toll Free: (800) 792-5200

Fax:          (617) 439-9027

 

Contact: Kim Sportman

Email: kim.sportman@state.ma.us

 

Form: No

Form Required? No. Print request on letterhead

 

Signed release required? No

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or fax

 

Fee: No

 

Website

Michigan

Michigan Department of Human Services

Bureau of Adult & Child Licensing

P.O.  Box 30037

Lansing, MI 48909

 

Phone:      (517) 335-3704

Toll free:  (866) 685-0006

Fax:          (517) 335-6121 

 

 

Form: No

 

Form Required? No. Print request on letterhead & include following: reason for request, family names, DOB, SS#

 

Signed release required? No

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or fax

 

Fee: No

 

Website

 

Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Background Studies Unit

P.O. Box 64242

St. Paul, MN 55164-0242

 

Phone:   (651) 296-2075

Fax:       (651) 297-1490

 

Contact: Lori Steffan or

              Stephan Sarumi

 

Form:  Consent/Authorization for Release of Information from Minnesota Child Abuse and Neglect Registry

Form Required? Yes    

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Mail

 

Fee: $20 to Minn. Dept. of Human Services, Note: Processing fees are reimbursable under Title IV-E administrative expenses.

 

Website

Mississippi

Dept. of Human Services

Protection Unit

P. O. Box 352

Jackson, MS 39205-0352

 

Toll-Free: (800) 222-8000
Phone: (601) 359-4487

Fax:       (601) 576-2584

 

Contact: Pearl Holloway

 

Form: No

Form Required? No. Print request on letterhead. Include stamped return envelope.

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Mail

 

Fee: No

 

Website:

Missouri

Missouri Department of Social Services

Children’s Division

P.O. Box 88

Jefferson City, MO 65103

 

Phone:   (573) 751-2330

Fax:       (573) 751-2607

 

Contact;  Martha Witt

Background & Screening Unit

Email: Martha.S.Witt@dss.mo.gov 

 

Form: MO 821-0353  Request for Child Abuse or Neglect/Criminal Record

Go to: 

Form Required? No. Print request on letterhead

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Mail, email or fax

 

Fee: No

 

Website:

Montana

Montana Child & Family Services Division

Centralized Intake Unit

PO Box 8005

Helena, MT 59604

 

Phone:       (406) 444-4164

Toll-Free: (866) 820-5437

Fax:          (406) 444-4156

 

Contact: Ryan Tofflemire

Email: rtofflemire@mt.gov

 

Form: No

Form Required? No. Print request on letterhead

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or fax

 

Fee: No

 

Website: 

Nebraska

Nebraska Health & Human Services

P.O. Box 95026

Lincoln, NE 68509-5026

 

Phone:   (401) 471-9625

Fax:       (402) 471-9034

 

Contact: Patti Reddick

Email: patti.reddick@dhhs.ne.gov

 

http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/cha/chaindex.htm

Form: Yes

Form Required? No. Print request on letterhead

 

Signed release required? Yes, and witnessed

 

Methods of transmission: Mail, email or fax

 

Fee: No

 

Website: 

 

Nevada

Nevada Central Registry
Nevada Division of Child & Family Services
4126 Technology Way, 3rd Floor
Carson City, NV  89706

 

Phone:   (775) 684-4415
Fax:       (775)684-4455
http://dcfs.state.nv.us/DCFS_PhDirectory.htm

 

Contact: Angelique Corum

 Form: NV-Form 3069a: Request for Central Registry Data by Non-Licensing Entity

Go to:  NV Form

Form Required? Yes

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or fax

 

Fee: No

 

Website: 

 

New Hampshire

NHDCYF Central Registry
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301

 

Toll-Free: (800) 894-5533
Phone: (603) 271-4684

Fax:       (603) 271-6565 

 

Contact: John Harringtonhttp://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/DHHS/BCP/default.htm

Form:  2202  Central Registry Name Search Authorization 

Form Required? No

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or fax

 

Fee: No

 

Website: 

New Jersey

Department of Children & Families

Office of Licensing/CARI Unit

P.O. Box 717

Trenton, NJ 08625-0717

 

Phone:   (609) 987-2028

Phone:   (609) 826-3906

 

Contact: Richard Ferrell

 

Form: No

Form Required? No. Print request on agency letterhead, include state statute citation, and identify individual and program. Send your stat’s completed form including release of information

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Mail

 

Fee: No

 

Website: 

New Mexico

CYFD-PS

PO Drawer 5160

PERA Room 254

Santa Fe, NM 87502

 

Toll-Free: (800) 797-3260
Phone: (505) 841-6100

Fax:       (505) 476-5490

 

Contact: Loretta Perea

 

Form: No

Form Required? No. Print request on letterhead

 

Signed release required? No

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or fax

 

Fee: No

 

Website: 

 

New York

Office of Children & Family Services

New York State Central Register

P.O. Box 4480

Albany, NY 12204

 

Toll-Free:  (800) 342-3720
Phone:     (518) 474-8740
Fax:          (518) 486-3424

 

Contact: Roberta Frederick

http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/cps/

Form: LDSS-3370  Statewide Central  

Go to:

Form Required? Yes

 

Signed release required? Yes and notarized

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or fax

 

Fee: No

 

Website:

 

North Carolina

North Carolina Division of Social Services

Regulatory & Licensing Services

Attn:RIL

952 Old U.S. 70 Highway

Black Mountain, NC 28711

 

Phone:   (919) 733-4622 x322

 

Contact: Terri Reichert

Email: terri.reichert@ncmail.net

 

Form: DSS-5268 FSCWS  Request for Information from the Responsible Individuals List

Go to: NC Form

Form Required? Yes

 

Signed release required? Yes with original signature

 

Methods of transmission: Original signature required, mail only

 

Fee: No

 

Website

North Dakota

Department of Human Services

Children & Family Services

600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept 325

Bismarck, ND 58505-0250

 

Phone:   (701) 328-3587

 

Contact: Tara Lea Muhlhauser

Email: somuhl@state.nd.us

 

Form:  SFN 838  Personal Authorization for Criminal History Background Check Inquiry-Foster Care of Children; Legal Guardian of Children or Adoption

  

Form Required? No

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Original signature required, mail only

 

Fee: No


Website

 

Ohio
Addition Info

Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Services

Office for Children & Family Services

PO Box 182709

Columbus, OH 43218-2709

 

Phone:   (614) 752-1298

Fax:       (614) 728-6726

              (866) 635-3748 OPTION 2

 

Contact: Barbara Parker

Email: parkeb@odjfs.state.oh.us

 

Form: No

Form Required? No. Print request on letterhead.  Include statement  that search is required by for Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006

 

Signed release required? No

 

Methods of transmission: Email or fax

 

Fee: No


Website

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Children & Family Services Division

Attn: Robert Hadden

PO Box 25352

Oklahoma City, OK 73125

 

Fax:       (405) 521-4373

 

Email: Robert.Hadden@OKDHS.org

 

 

No registry

 

All requests must be faxed on company letterhead to Robert Hadden, and should include the purpose of request, names/identifying information of family members, and a return fax number

Oregon

Oregon Department of Human Services

P.O. Box 14870

Salem, OR 97309-5066

 

Phone:   (503) 378-5632

Fax:       (503) 378-6314

 

Attn: Michelle Grimes

Email: Michelle.A.Grimes@state.or.us

 

Form:  No

Form Required? No

 

Signed release required? No

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or fax

 

Fee: No

 

Website

 

Pennsylvania

ChildLine & Abuse Registry

Department of Public Welfare

PO Box 8170

Harrisburg, PA 17105-8170

 

Phone:       (717) 772-6574

Toll-Free: (800) 932-0313

 

Contact: Kevin Fisher

Email: Kefisher@state.pa.us
 

Form:  CY 113 Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Form

Go to: PA Form

Form Required? Yes

 

Signed release required? No

 

Methods of transmission: Original signature required, mail only

 

Fee: $10 fee to Dept. of Public Welfare

 

 Website

Puerto Rico

Directora Centro Estatal

Sevilla Plaza

Calle Sevilla #58

Hato Rey, PR 00917

 

Phone:   (787) 625-4957

 

Contact: Ms. Iris Colón Casteñeda

or Lisa Agosto Carrasquillo

Form: No

Form Required? No

 

Signed release required? No

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or fax

 

Fee: No

 

Not clear if there is a registry for child abuse.  There is a sexual offender registry

 

Spanish Information on Website: 

Rhode Island

Rhode Island State Central Registry & Child Abuse Hotline

DCYF

101 Friendship St, 2nd Floor

Providence, RI 02903

 

Phone:   (800) 742-4453

              (401) 528-3843

 

Contact: Maria Butts

Email: Maria.butts@dcyf.ri.gov

 

Form: No

Form Required? Request on state letterhead

 

Signed release required? Yes, and witnessed

 

Methods of transmission: Fax or Email

 

Fee: No

 

Website

 

South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Social Services

Central Registry

P.O. Box 1520

Columbia, SC 29202-1520

 

Phone:   (803) 898-7318

Fax:       (803) 898-7641

 

Contact: Virginia Oliver

or Beth Williams

Email: Virginia.Oliver@dss.sc.gov Beth.Williams@dss.sc.gov

 

Form: DSS Form 3072 Consent to Release Information

Go to: SC Form

Form Required? Yes.

 

Signed release required? Yes, witnessed or notarized

 

Methods of transmission: Original signature required, mail only

 

Fee: $8

 

Website: 

South Dakota

Department of Social Services/CPS

700 Governors Drive

Pierre, SD 57501-2291

 

Phone:   (605) 773-3227

 

Contact: Penny Tople

Email: penny.tople@state.sd.us

 

Form:  Yes. Contact by phone for instructions.

Form Required? Yes

 

Signed release required? Yes, witnessed and notarized

 

Methods of transmission: Mail, original required

 

Fee: No

 

Website: 

Tennessee

Jerry Cunningham,

Division of Centralized Permanency

Office of Child Permanency

436th Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37243

 

Phone:   (615) 532-9700

Fax:       (615) 532-6495

 

Email: jerry.cunningham@state.tn.us

 

Form: No

Form Required? No

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Mail, Email, Fax

 

Fee: No

 

 Website

 

Texas

Texas Department of Family & Protective Services

Centralized Background Check Unit

PO Box 149030

Mail Code 121-7

Austin, TX 78714-9030

 

Fax: (512) 339-5871

 

Contacts: 

Tri Dang (512) 919-7823

Tri.Dang@dfps.state.tx.us

Cindy Laurence (512) 919-7824

Cassandra Beno (512) 919-7823

Jessica Ramirez (512) 919-7818

Jennifer Thompson (512) 919-7819

Form: 2970  Request for Child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry Check  

Form Required? Yes

 

Signed release required? Yes, witnessed AND notarized

 

Methods of transmission: Original signature required, mail only

 

Fee: No

 

physical address: 2525 Ridgepoint Drive, Austin, TX 78754

 

 Website

 

Utah

Division of Child & Family Services

Department of Human Services

120 North 200 West, Suite 225

Salt Lake City, UT 84103-1500

 

Phone:   (801) 538-4061

Fax:       (801) 538-3993

 

Contact: Cherri Joy

Email: cjoy@utah.gov

 

Form: Informed Consent and Release of Liability

Go to: UT Form

Form Required? Yes

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or fax, also include a copy of the person’s picture identification

 

Fee: No

 

Website: 

Vermont

Child Abuse Registry Unit

Department for Children & Families

Family Services Division

103 South Main Street

Waterbury, VT 05671-2401

 

Phone:   (802) 241-2131

General: (800) 649-5285

Fax:       (802) 241-2407

 

Contact: Fred Ober

Email: frederick.ober@ahs.state.vt.us

 

Form:  Request for Information from the Vermont Child Abuse & Neglect Registry  

Form Required? No

 

Signed release required? No

 

Methods of transmission: Mail, email or fax

 

Fee: No

 

Website: 

Virginia

Virginia Department of Social Services

Child Abuse Central Registry Unit

7 N. Eighth Street, 4th Floor

Richmond, VA 23219

 

Phone:   (804) 726-7567

Toll-Free: (800) 552-7096
Fax:       (804) 726-7895

 

Contact: Betty Whittaker, Central Registry Supervisor

Email: betty.whittaker@dss.virginia.gov

 

Form:  032-02-0151-07 Central Registry Release of Information Form

Go to: VA Form

Form Required? Yes

 

Signed release required? Yes, and notarized (complete Certification section of form and attach notary form)

 

Methods of transmission: Original signature required, mail only

 

Fee: Yes - $5

 

Website: 

Washington

Children’s Administration

NCIC Access Unit

Attn: CAN History Check

P.O. Box 4369

Seattle, WA 98194

 

Phone:   (800) 562-5624

Fax:       (206) 341-7930

 

Contact: Cheryl Rich

Email: rcch300@dshs.wa.gov

childabuseregistry@dshs.wa.gov

 

Form:  Washington State Child Abuse and Neglect Findings Request

Go to: WA Form

Form Required? Yes

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Mail, email and fax

 

Fee: No

 

 Website

 

West Virginia

West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources

350 Capitol Street, RM 691

Charleston, WV 25301

 

Phone:       (304) 558-4408

Toll-Free: (800) 352-6513

Fax            (304) 558-5354

 

Contact: Cher O’Brien

Email: fc697@wvdhhr.org

 

Form: BCF-PSRC  Authorization and Release for Protective Services Record Check

Go to: WV Form

Form Required? No

 

Signed release required? Yes, require original signature

 

Methods of transmission: Original signature required, mail only

 

Fee: No

 

Website: 

Wisconsin

Division of Children & Family Services

Child Protective Services

Contact: Julie Bachir

P.O. Box 8916

Madison, WI  53708-8916

 

Phone:   (888) 787-0376

Fax:       (608) 266-0260

 

Email: BachiJS@dhfs.state.wi.us

 

Form: No

Form Required? No. Print request on letterhead

 

See Page 4 of: WI Procs

For information request procedure

 

Signed release required? Yes

 

Methods of transmission: Mail or fax

 

Fee: Not at state level but counties may charge a fee

No Central Registry

Website

Wyoming

Department of Family Services

Attn: Kathy Garcia

2300 Capitol, 3rd Floor

Cheyenne, WY 82001

 

Phone:   (307) 777-5894

Fax:       (307) 777-3659

 

Email: KGarci@state.wy.us

 

Form: SS-26  Application for Child Abuse/Neglect and Adult Central Registry Screens and Wyoming Criminal History Record Prescreens         

Form Required? No. They prefer their form but will accept others.

 

Signed release required? Yes with original signature

 

Methods of transmission: Original signature required, mail only

 

Fee: $8.00

 

 Website

 

 

Updates for information listed here should be directed to: Linda.Estelle@dss.ca.gov
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Other Comments on Getting Off the Registry 

California

Below is a way you can find out if you are on the child abuse central index. God bless, Barb

2. How do I find out if I have a Child Abuse report on file? {This is known as a Citizen Inquiry. It allows all individuals to know if his/her name appears on the Child Abuse Central Index [P.C. § 11170.(e)]}

Answer: Send a brief letter asking if your name is on the Child Abuse Central Index, list all the names you have used include dates
of birth, social security number, driver's license number, and have the signature notarized and send to DOJ. If your name matches with a
name in CACI you will be notified of the confirmation within 60 days.  Send the letter to the address listed in Question #3.

If an individual is listed as a suspect on the CACI, that person's name can be removed upon direction by the reporting agency.

3. I was listed only as a victim of child abuse. Now that I am 18, can my name be removed from the Index?

Answer: Yes, you should send a notarized letter including your name, address, social security number, and date of birth to DOJ requesting that your name be removed. [P.C. § 11170(f)] Send correspondence to:


California Department of Justice
Bureau of Criminal Information and Analysis
Child Protection Program
P. O. Box 903387
Sacramento, CA 94203-3870

4. Recently, I went to court on a child abuse case and was found innocent due to an unsubstantiated report, why is my name still on the CACI?

Answer: Because the reporting agency reported it to DOJ as "not unfounded" and the law states it has to be reported. Efforts to have
your name removed should be directed to the reporting agency.

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--- In fosterparentallegat ions@yahoogroups .com, lulu <ljnmsr@...> wrote:

Vicki, Yes I guess I do have the right to know if my name is on there. However after reading another post-that states-you can't get it taken off and someone else said it costs $10 grand. What would be the point? It would only make me sad knowing they can get away with it. over and over and over.

I could never find an attorney for my hearing over a year ago. I was told in Calif-it's tough to find anyone to go with you to one and this attorney also stated to me-that no one ever wins. She also said-they'll call you and open your home again when they need your beds.  On all of my paperwork it states :we have a right to change our minds at any time".
 How convienent for them!

 So I told God "I'll spend my $ on the kids but not on fighting social wrekers that have no kids of their own and are willing to wreck your home and tell you how to parent".

Yes, I too thought that paper was meant for someone else and I told them so. I went in that hearing believing God would prevail but no one was listening to me.   It's like I wasn't even there.

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I just had my fingerprints run, and that's considered a background check, statewide, called here BCI, Bureau of Criminal Investigations. Mine came back cleared, even though I've been charged, never went to court, but served official papers, in regards to false allegations, hence me coming to this great support group. All I had to do for that background check was go to the lady I know at the school, and she has the program to run the prints from her computer there, and it's sent off to BCI, and then comes back. Maybe someone from the school can run them for you?

Everyone who works in the schools here are required to do the BCI and FBI, it might be worth a try? Also here, the BCI, and FBI fingerprints are separate from the Child Abuse and Neglect Registry here. I can not get a copy of my report by calling or anything, but I could if sent them a request, then they would mail me a copy of what's on there. I know what CPS did to us, and I know I am on there for sure. It burns me to even think about that. I shouldn't be on there, and they know it, and I know it, and yet it is....so unfair and unconstitutional. Take care and God bless,

Joy from OH

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On background checks to see if your name comes up on the Registry:


--- Sue Rickerson <
petloverfour@ yahoo.com> wrote:

No, I had asked that five yrs ago, to do a polograph  and or a voice detector and I was told no. Today I  went to the sheriff's department in my county  (already knowing nothing would come up) they ran my name and said there was nothing under my name, I  asked if I could get that in writing or on some type  of letter and their concern was that I had something  to worry about. I was given a computer printout with my name, BD, SS and drivers license number.   That is it but it is only for the county I live in.

Susan Marsh <
marshnmarsh@ yahoo.com> wrote:

 I have considered going to the sheriff’s  department to have a back ground check ran but not  sure how to go about it and if I do, should I put  down that I am considering doing child care? What  would be my bases for wanting a back ground check  and could I get it on my own or do I need an  employer to do this?
 
 Does it seem strange to anyone else that anyone:  employer, school, 4H, scouts, county can get  background checks on us but we can't do one on  ourselves?   Someone here locally told me recently that she  went to the sheriff department and ask if she could  do a life scan (have her fingerprints run) she was  told no, that she needed an order from some business  or organization to get the search done. When she  asked why she couldn't check her own the deputy told  her that if there wasn't a company then they did not  know where to send the results. After a moment of thought the lady said can't you just send them to  me? and the deputy said Oh no, we can't do that.   WHY??????   Tooo Weird

This is listed here so you can check & see if you are on the National Sex Offenders List (probably not):

 http://www.familywatchdog.us/

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Here is a state-by-state listing of where agencies are referred for applying for criminal background checks.  It also provides links for each states web address.  Interesting to note that Florida is not listed:

 http://www.dhs. state.or. us/policy/ childwelfare/ im/2007/cw_ im_07_010att2. pdf

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 This is best.  They get a court order for expungement of records &  then the attorney does a background check to see if it were done or  they do one first and get court-ordered expungement of anything  that is seen.   All is done in writing -- no appearance.

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egypt pyramid wrote:

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New York State Central Registry

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/nhsitrcapps/showaprofileforindex.jsp?App=468

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Virginia

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/pubs/statecip/volume2/va_c.htm

(highlight inserted)

…Virginia's Automated Case Information System (VACIS): VACIS was the child welfare agency's administrative system for foster care cases until November 1997. At that time, information was transferred to the agency's new MIS - OASIS described below. Child welfare information managers report that information from VACIS is still available and provides a detailed account of case activities and dates of key case events. However, the system uses a comparatively rare language -"Mapper" - and only a small number of state staff can still access the automated records. The ongoing availability of this data source will need to be monitored due to the state budget reductions.

Child Abuse and Neglect Information System (CANIS): CANIS was the child welfare agency's administrative system for cases investigated due to allegations of abuse or neglect. Information on open cases was transferred to OASIS in July 1999. System officials in Fairfax emphasized that neither this system nor paper files will contain a full record of abuse and neglect allegations and findings due to state regulations on expunging files effective in 1995. Since that time, information on unfounded allegations is to be purged one year after the incident if no other incident is reported. Depending on the severity of the level of risk established during the investigation, information on founded allegations is to be purged between 3 to 18 years after the incident.

OASIS: OASIS came on line in November 1997 and was designed to consolidate all child welfare cases into one data base. State and local administrative and casework staff reported that the system faced a series of administrative and programming challenges for the first several years of operation. Reportedly, caseworkers and clerks found data entry to be very difficult and time consuming relative to the older system. In addition, quality control measures were obstructed by challenges in producing reports. Line staff reported that data on cases entering the system in the past two years is reliable - but encouraged the study team to use paper records to gather case level data prior to that time.

Child Welfare Case Records: Casework supervisors and staff in Fairfax reported that case records were the best source of consistent and reliable information on reason for placement, service referrals and receipt, reason for case closure and type of permanent placement. The foster care plan would be the best source for this information in the file. The plan is updated every six months and includes each of these data elements except date custody was transferred and permanent placement at case closure. These data elements should be recorded at the end of the case notes. The study team was cautioned however, that case records, especially in Fairfax, are very detailed. It took state staff, familiar with the records and forms an average of eight hours to review each record during the state's trial runs for the Child and Family Services Review.

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List of Acronyms used by the Government

 

Federal Case Registry
Interface Guidance Document

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse/newhire/library/fcr/igd/a.htm

A. LIST OF ACRONYMS

ACF

Administration for Children and Families

AFDC

Aid to Families with Dependent Children

APD

Advanced Planning Document

AWR

Annual Wage Reporting

BIC

Beneficiary Identification Code

CAN

Claim Account Number

CEJ

Continuing Exclusive Jurisdiction

CH

Child(ren)

CONNECT:Direct

Software supporting the closed network for data transmission at SSA

CP

Custodial Party

CSE

Child Support Enforcement

CSI

CSENet Case Information Transaction

CSEA

Child Support Enforcement Agency (state or local)

CSENet

Child Support Enforcement Network

DOB

Date of Birth

DOD

Date of Death

DoD

Department of Defense

DVA

Department of Veterans Affairs

EBCDIC

Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interface Coding

EIN

Employer Identification Number

EITC

Earned Income Tax Credit

ESKARI

Earnings Systems Keyed Applications for SSN Registration Identification

FBI

Federal Bureau of Investigation

FCR

Federal Case Registry

FEIN

Federal Employer Identification Number

FIPS

Federal Information Processing Standard

FPLS

Federal Parent Locator Service

FSA

Family Support Act of 1988

FV

Family Violence

HHS

Department of Health and Human Services

HI

Hospital Insurance or Health Insurance

ID

Identifier

IGD

FCR Interface Guidance Document

IRC

Internal Revenue Code

IRS

Internal Revenue Service

IRS-U

An SSN identification process used at the IRS

IV-A

Title IV-A of the Social Security Act of 1975, also known as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

IV-B

Title IV-B of the Social Security Act of 1975, a.k.a. Child and Family Services

IV-D

Title IV-D of the Social Security Act of 1975, a.k.a. Child Support Enforcement

IV-E

Foster Care and Adoption Assistance

JCL

Job Control Language

LAF

Ledger Account File

MBC

Monthly Benefit Credited

MBR

Master Beneficiary Record

MI

Management Information

MSFI

Multistate Financial Institution

MSFIDM

Multistate Financial Institution Data Match

NCC

National Computer Center at SSA

NCP

Non-Custodial Parent

NDNH

National Directory of New Hires

Non IV-D

Child Support Orders not associated with IV-D services

NP

Code for Non-Custodial Parent

OCSE

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

OPM

Office of Personnel Management

PF

Putative Father

PHIST

Payment History

PRWORA

Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

QW

Quarterly Wages

RMR

Requires Manual Review

SCR

State Case Registry

SDNH

State Directory of New Hires

SMI

Supplemental Medical Insurance

SPLS

State Parent Locator Service

SSA

Social Security Administration

SSI

Supplemental Security Income

SSN

Social Security Number

SVES

State Verification and Exchange System

TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TIN

Taxpayer Identification Number

UI

Unemployment Insurance

UIFSA

Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

URESA

Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement Support Act

W-4

New Hire

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Related Reading

Criminal Background Checks for Prospective Foster and Adoptive Parents

All States have regulations that require background investigations of prospective foster and adoptive parents and all adults residing in their households. States may deny approval of a foster care license or adoption application if any adult in the household has been convicted of certain crimes.

www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/background.cfm

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