California Child Abuse Central Index: Are You on the List?

By: Wallin & Klarich

How Can I Find Out if My Name is Listed on the Child Abuse Registry

Under the Child Abuse Neglect Reporting Act, California must maintain a registry of actual and suspected child abusers. This registry is known as The Child Abuse Central Index: aka CACI.

CACI presently contains 800,000 plus names, and is plagued with many procedural problems that have caused widespread constitutional violations. One of the reasons that CACI has led to so many constitutional violations is that many people do not even know their names are on it!

If you or someone you know would like to find out if your name is on CACI, there are two procedures you can use.

  1. Complete the California Department of Justice Child Abuse Central Index Self Inquiry Request form and mail it to the Department of Justice. (available here); or
  2. Send a brief notarized letter asking if your name is in CACI. The letter must include:
    • All the names you have used
    • Date of birth
    • Identifying Numbers
    • Current Address
    • Previous California Residences

Mail the notarized & signed requests to:
Department of Justice Bureau of Criminal Information & Analysis Child Protection Program P.O. Box 903387 Sacramento, CA 94203-3870
Should it be discovered that you or someone you know is listed on CACI, it is extremely important that you contact a Los Angeles child abuse attorney immediately.

Wallin & Klarich is a law firm with over thirty years of experience in handling criminal matters, including CACI listing disputes. Their partners and associates have aggressively and successfully defended accused criminals in serous criminal cases, and there is no aspect of defense strategy that they have not tried. If you or someone you know is facing an erroneous CACI listing, Wallin & Klarich can be reached 24 hours a day at 1 (888) 749-0034, and you can find more information about successfully defending the case at

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