CACI Attorney in Riverside, CA
David Wohl has extensive experience representing individuals who have been accused of all types of battery and assault crimes including allegations of child abuse and domestic violence. If you are looking for an attorney to assist you with a Child Abuse Central Index hearing he could be a great asset to you.
A person who has been wrongfully accused of neglecting or abusing a child could still be at risk for having his or her name placed on the Child Abuse Central Index.
The California Department of Justice maintains this list, however, it’s usually a local agency responsible for determining whether or not someone’s name goes on or off the list. Those individuals who have just discovered that their name is on this list may be entitled to fight this with a grievance hearing. You have a right to counsel during this hearing and identifying a lawyer to represent you is strongly recommended.
What to Look for in a CACI Hearing Lawyer:
Your attorney should have significant experience in the field representing other individuals who may have faced the loss of their parental rights.
You need an attorney who will aggressively fight for you in your CACI case.
In 1965 the legislature created the Child Abuse Central Index which is still administrated today by the Attorney General. This is a tool for local and state agencies to protect the safety and health of children in California.
In every situation in which child abuse investigations are reported to CACI associated with child neglect, sexual, emotional, mental or physical abuse, this is used to assist with prosecutions and law enforcement investigations.
Details included in the CACI database may include:
- Substantiated findings as a result of an investigation
- The reporting agency that evaluated the incident
- The descriptions and names of the suspects as well as victim included in the report
- The number or name assigned to the case
- The types of alleged abuse investigated
In order to determine whether or not your name is already included in California’s child abuse central index, you can notarize the California Department of Justice Child Abuse Central Index self-inquiry request form or send a notarized letter asking for names included in this.
In the event that you have been listed in the CACI as a victim of child abuse or neglect in your 18 years of age or older, you can have your name removed from the index by requesting this in writing to the Department of Justice.
If there were substantiated allegations against you, your name will remain on the CACI for the remainder of your life.
If the allegations were inconclusive, the name will remain in CACI for 10 years.
The only way to remove your name from the CACI is to request a grievance hearing. It is strongly recommended that you identify an experienced CACI attorney to assist you with this process if you wish to have your name removed from the CACI. This is a serious matter that should only be handled by a knowledgeable lawyer.