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The substantiation list is a registry of people who are considered risks towards children due to abuse or neglect. To be added to the substantiation list, a person would have had to be held responsible for a child who was abused or neglected. This could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, or physical neglect. Being added to this list can affect one's job, future employment, professional licenses, state approvals and fostering or adopting a child.
Being added to the substantiation list for child abuse or neglect can stay on one's record permanently. Depending on when one was added to the list and what level of child protection one has been assigned to, the registry record may last permanently, or for a minimum of 3 to 7 years before it can be reviewed.
If added to the substantiation list before July 1, 2009, before the person turned 18 years old, or after July 1, 2009 with a child protection level of 2, then a person may request to have the registry record reviewed and possibly expunged.
If you face being added to the substantiation list for abuse or neglect, you may be able to challenge the substantiation before your name is added to the registry. An experienced attorney can help determine if this applies to your case and will help you through the process of challenging the decision. If your name is already on the substantiation list, you may be eligible to have the record reviewed and have your name removed from the list. This depends on when your name was added, what level of child protection was assigned to you, and the type of abuse or neglect you were charged with. A qualified lawyer can explain your rights to you and help you through the review process. If attempting to get your record expunged, you will need to provide strong evidence and witnesses in your defense. Having the assistance of an attorney can greatly help your chances of making your case.
If you face being added to the substantiation list or need help being removed from the list, call Attorney Search Network today. Attorney Search Network can refer you to a lawyer that has experience with the substantiation list and cases of juvenile abuse or neglect.
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