Sunday, March 24, 2013

Getting Out Of States Registry

Standing in the shadow of the law http://nfpcar.org/Shadow/ 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) Contents Introduction Child Abuse and Neglect Registry Contacts Other Comments on Getting Off the Registry List of Acronyms Used by the Government Related Reading ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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)  Back to Contents ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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)684-4455http://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 Note on This Document [MS WORD] STATES ... More info on DSS Adam Walsh Website: CDSS Adam Walsh. ... Include statement that search is required by for Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. ... www.ccld.ca.gov/Res/word/AWStateContacts.doc  - 2009-01-20 – Cached Text Version Accuracy of this Version- Please note, at this time the forms for Alaska, Conneticut, DC, Idaho, and Indiana are not correct. Plus the forms with a PDF image and/or image are not correct. We are working with Linda Estelle to correct this problem. Back to Top of this Document Back to Contents ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ --- In fosterparentallegat ions@yahoogroups .com, lulu 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On background checks to see if your name comes up on the Registry: --- Sue Rickerson 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 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/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ egypt pyramid wrote: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ New York State Central Registry http://www.acf.hhs.gov/nhsitrcapps/showaprofileforindex.jsp?App=468 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. Back to Contents ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 Back to Contents   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 Back to Contents