Child Abuse Central Index – Self Inquiry

By: Wallin & Klarich

The Office of the Attorney General has a page on its website that allows those individuals who may be listed on the Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) to check their ‘list status.’ The page was added to the site to adhere to California Penal Code section 11170, which in pertinent part, explains that:

(f) (1) Any person may determine if he or she is listed in the Child Abuse Central Index by making a request in writing to the Department of Justice.

There are two ways that an individual can check to see if they are listed on the CACI. The first involves filling out a form called the: California Department of Justice Child Abuse Central Index Self Inquiry Request form. Once completed, this form is mailed to the Department of Justice.

The second way an individual can find out if they are on the CACI is to send a brief notarized letter asking if their name is in the Child Abuse Central Index (CACI). The letter must include:

  • All the names they have used
  • Date of birth
  • Identifying Numbers
  • Current Address
  • Previous California Residences

This information has been published as a service by the California child abuse index defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich. It is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. To view the original webpage, click here. If you have any questions you can speak to one of our aggressive attorneys 24 hours a day 7 days a week to advise you on your case. Call us today at 1-888-280-6839. Also, visit us online at to learn more about your case and what can be done.

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