CILS is offering free technical assistance to tribes interested in or conducting criminal background checks on prospective families who want to become a tribally licensed home for tribal member children being placed outside their home by County Protective Services (CPS). CILS can provide information and guidance on:
Completing the California Department of Justice (DOJ) forms to access Criminal Offender Record Information;
Conducting Child Abuse Central Index checks;
Accessing list of “non-exemptible” crimes that require denying an application for placement;
When and how a tribe may exempt crimes that are not “non-exemptible”;
Provide a sample resolution to submit with the tribe’s DOJ applications;
Sample Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the tribe, may consider in working with its local CPS;
Policies the tribe should consider in operating its criminal background check program.
Please submit your questions to TribalCriminalBackgroundcheck@calindian.org.
This service is being provided through funding from the California Department of Social Services.