CACI overview


HOW CACI LISTINGS OCCUR


Child abuse investigations involving alleged physical abuse, sexual abuse, mental/emotional abuse, and/or severe neglect are reported to the CACI. The reports are submitted by police, sheriff, county welfare and probation departments.
The information in the Index is provided to designated social welfare agencies to help screen applicants for licensing or employment in child care facilities and foster homes, and to aid in background checks for other possible child placements, and adoptions.
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, which is either substantiated or inconclusive.

HOW TO CONTEST A CACI LISTING


After you receive written notification of your inclusion in the CACI database, you have 30 days to contest that inclusion through a process called a grievance hearing.
There are strict procedural requirements for requesting a grievance hearing.
Once a grievance hearing is requested, it must be set within 10 business days and heard within 60 calendar days. You have a right to have an attorney review the list of witnesses the county intends to call against you, as well as any evidence the county intends to use against you at the hearing.
You also have the right to gather evidence and other witnesses to testify on your behalf.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER CONTESTING A CACI LISTING


After the grievance hearing takes place, the hearing officer will submit a statement and recommendations to the County Director. The County Director will then, within 10 business days after the recommended decision is entered, issue a final decision adopting, rejecting, or modifying the recommended decision.