CPS Investigations And CACI

Child Abuse Central Index Reporting

When accused and/or investigated by Child Protective Services for child abuse, the accused is reported to The Department of Justice under the Child Abuse Central Index (CACI). This is a central index record of child abusers, which was established by the Legislature in 1965 as a tool for state and local agencies to help protect the health and safety of California's children.

If you have been accused of child abuse, you will most likely be reported to CACI. This is related to allegations of physical abuse, emotional/verbal abuse, sexual abuse and child neglect. Generally, the reports of abuse to CACI are made by probation departments and county welfare. It can directly affect future employment if your name is matched to a suspect in a report of abuse.

Contact our Riverside family law attorney if you have been reported to CACI!

Information Included on the Child Abuse Central Index

The information provided in the index is available to licensing institutions for professional licensing and employment in careers involving teachers, law enforcement, child care, foster parents, adoptions, and can be provided to social welfare agencies to aid in screening applicants for employment. Generally, a search of the child abuse central index can affect you in licensing, adoption, employment or volunteer processes, and in jobs relating to caring for children.

Information on file in the Child Abuse Central Index include:

  • Names and personal descriptors of the suspects and victims listed on reports;
  • Reporting agency that investigated the incident;
  • The name and/or number assigned to the case by the investigating agency;
  • Type(s) of abuse investigated; and
  • The findings of the investigation for the incident are substantiated.

Reporting to CACI will show either substantiated abuse/neglect or inconclusive abuse/neglect.

How can the Law Offices of Richard K. Isles help?

If you disagree with the determination, our law firm can file a grievance and represent you in a hearing directly related to the CACI reporting. Our office is skilled in representing clients who wish to file grievance and fight it.

To date, we have won every grievance Hearing conducted. Our skilled CPS defense attorneys understand the importance and negative effects of CACI listings for those who need to maintain professional licensing. We are versed in record inspections, evidence and grievance hearing testimony.

If you face the potential of a CACI child abuse listing, contact the Riverside family lawyer at our office to discuss your rights.