Child Abuse Central Index - CACI Law

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Child Abuse Central Index - CACI - Law:

The California Attorney General administers the Child Abuse Central Index (CACI). The CACI was created by the California State Legislature in 1965 as a tool for state and local agencies to help protect the health and safety of California Children.

Every year reports of alleged physical abuse, sexual abuse, mental abuse, emotional abuse and/or child neglect are submitted to the CACI by police, sheriff, county welfare agencies and probation departments.

This information is available to aid law enforcement investigations, prosecutors, and to provide notification of new child abuse investigations involving the same suspect and/or victims. Information is also provided to social welfare agencies which help screen applicants for licensing or employment. CACI information is used for placement and employment consideration for child care facilities, foster homes, child placements and adoptions.

The information in the Child Abuse Central Index includes:

  • Names and personal descriptors of the suspects and victims listed on reports
  • The name and/or number assigned to the case by the investigation agency
  • Type(s) of abuse investigated
  • The findings of the investigation for the incident, which can be either substantiated or inconclusive

Consequences of the Child Abuse Central Index (CACI):

Even names in the Inconclusive category can stay on the CACI index for a period of 10 years. During that time the CACI list is made available to employers who have interactions with children, including schools, law enforcement, child welfare agencies, foster homes, adoption agencies and child care services. Inclusion on the CACI list can hinder reputation and employment opportunities. The CACI list can also be accessed by adoption, foster-care and child-welfare agencies throughout the country.

What a Lawyer can do for you:

There are strict procedural requirements for requesting a grievance hearing when a report submitted to the CACI. There are time requirements that must be followed. An error in the procedure, time restraints or requirements can result in inclusion on the CACI. An experience lawyer with CACI procedure and requirements can properly request a grievance hearing, review all documentation and pursue a withdrawal or change in filing.

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