The California Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) is a database maintained by the California Department of Justice to list individuals suspected of child abuse or severe neglect. Being listed on CACI can be devastating. If your name is listed on CACI, a negative stigma will likely follow you wherever you go. It may be difficult to find and maintain employment, and you will likely find it difficult to obtain professional licenses. However, you may be eligible to be removed from CACI.
One way you may be able to get your name removed from CACI is through a law that went into effect Jan. 1, 2013. Under this law, any person listed on CACI prior to reaching the age of 18 can be removed 10 years from the date of the incident. Put in simpler terms, if your name was put on CACI before you turned 18 years old, it can be removed within 10 years. If you were placed on CACI at age 17, you are eligible to have it removed at age 17.
Being removed from CACI could provide numerous benefits to you. That is why you need to speak to an attorney immediately to find out if you’re eligible to have your name removed from the Child Abuse Central Index.
How to Be Removed from CACI
If you wish to be removed from CACI, the first step you need to take is speaking to a skilled attorney. Your attorney will help you determine your eligibility. In order to be eligible for removal, you could only have been listed once and not have had any subsequent listing.
In addition, getting removed from CACI generally requires that your attorney petition a reporting agency. It is very important that your attorney do this for you because each reporting agency has their own procedures and requirements to be removed from the list. Just because the law went into effect in 2013 doesn’t mean you will automatically be removed.
The policies and procedures necessary to have your name removed from CACI can be confusing. However, your attorney will be familiar with these procedures and can help you follow the proper protocol so that you can be removed from CACI in a timely manner.
Call an Experienced Attorney Immediately
If you wish to have your name removed from the Child Abuse Central Index, you need to speak to an experienced attorney today. At Wallin & Klarich, we’ve successfully helped clients be removed from CACI for over 30 years. We can help you now. Speak to us so we can help you determine if you’re eligible to be removed from the list, then take the necessary steps to get your name off CACI.
With offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Victorville, West Covina, Sherman Oaks and Torrance, there is an experienced Wallin & Klarich attorney available to help you no matter where you work or live.
Call us today at (888) 749-7428 for a free phone consultation. We will be there when you call.