Master Central Registry

State Contacts for Child Abuse Registries

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STATE CONTACT INFO WEBSITE FORM (Y/N) FEE (Y/N) SUBMISSION PROCESS
Alabama CAN Central Registry Office of Child Protective Services
Department of Human Resources
50 Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-4000
Phone: (334) 353-1045
Fax: (334) 242-0939
Contact: Sue Ash, Supervisor
E-mail: sue.ash@dhr.alabama.gov
http://www.dhr.alabama.gov

Yes

Form DHR-FCS-1598

No  
Alaska Department of Health & Social Services
323 East 4th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99051
Phone: (907) 269-4026
Fax: (907) 269-4098
Contact: Ken Saucier or
Anna Peratrovich at (907) 269-0329
E-mail: Kenneth.Saucier@Alaska.gov
http://dhss.alaska.gov Yes No Signed form may be scanned, faxed or mailed
Arizona Arizona Department of Child Safety
Office of Licensing & Regulation Background Investigation Unit
P.O. Box 6030, Site Code 10-20
Phoenix, AZ 85005-6030
Contact: Gail Martinez
E-mail: GMartinez@azdes.gov Phone: (602) 255-2897
Fax: (602) 265-3993
http://dcs.az.gov

Yes

CSO 1131A or letterhead request

No  
Arkansas Arkansas Child Maltreatment Central Registry
P.O. Box 1437, Slot S 566
Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone: (501) 682-0402 Fax: (501) 682-0407
Attn: Dennis Robins
http://humanservices.arkansas.gov

Yes

CADC 0294N

No  
California California Department of Justice Bureau of
Criminal Information & Analysis
CACI
P.O. Box 903387
Sacramento, CA 94203-3870
Phone: (916) 227-5052
Fax: (916) 227-6364
CACI-Inquiry@doj.ca.gov
http://ag.ca.gov
*California statute at this time
prohibits the release of
CACI to out of state agencies for the purpose of employment. 
It is only released for Foster and adoption.

Yes

Form here

Yes

$15

 
Colorado

CDHS Background Investigation Unit
1575 Sherman Street, Ground Fl.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 866-7436 or 866-4614
Contact: Shauna Snider

http://www.colorado.gov Yes

Yes

$28

Payment up front
Form must be submitted via email or mail.
Online option coming soon
Connecticut Department of Children and Families Careline
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (800) 842-2288, Phone: (860) 560-7000
Fax: (860) 560-7070
Contact: Dakibu Muley
E-mail: Dakibu.Muley@ct.gov
http://www.ct.gov Yes No  
Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families
1825 Falkland Road
Wilmington, DE 19805
Phone: (302) 892-5800
Phone: (800) 292-9582
Fax: (302) 633-5191
(Do not fax on Wednesdays)
Contact: Ruth Hess
http://kids.deleware.gov Yes No  
District of Columbia Child & Family Services Agency Child Protection Register
200 I Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 727-8885
Fax: (202) 727-8040
http://cfsa.dc.gov

Yes

No  
Florida Department of Children & Families Office of Child Welfare
Building 1, Room 300T 1317 Winewood Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 717-4511
Fax: (850) 487-6064
Contact Amanda Wheeler E-mail:
adamwalsh.requests@myflfamilies.com
http://www.dcf.state.fl.us Yes No  
Georgia DHR, DCFS
Attn: Constituent Services (pub/co agencies)
2 Peachtree St. NW, 18 Floor,
Cube 497
Atlanta, GA 30303
Fax: (404) 657-4483
Yvonne Davenport (404) 463-2239
http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov Yes No  
Guam Bureau of Social Services Administration
Department of Public Health & Social Services
194 Hernan Cortez Avenue Hagatna, Guam 96910
Phone: (671) 475-2653/2672
Fax: (671) 477-0500
E-mail: Linda.rodriguez@dphss.guam.gov
http://www.dphss.guam.gov No No  
Hawaii Oahu Child Welfare Services Section 3
Attn: Tonia Mahi
420 Waiakamilo Road, #300A Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 832-0609
Fax: (808) 832-0628
http://humanservices.hawaii.gov Yes No  
Idaho Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Criminal History Unit
PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83707-9815
Phone: (208) 332-7990
Fax: (208) 332-7991
crimhist@dhw.idaho.gov
Contact: Fernando Castro, Program Supervisor
E-mail: castrof@dhw.idaho.gov
http://chu.dhw.idaho.gov Yes

Yes

$20

Documentation will be found under the Idaho Child Protection Central Registry Information tab, along with instructionsForm must be filled out completely, notarized, and mailed in with payment. A sample can be found here.

 

Illinois Department of Family & Children Services
406 E. Monroe Street, Station 30
Springfield, IL 62701
Fax: (217) 782-3991 Attn: SCR PCU
Contact: SCR PCU Phone: (217) 557-0758
Meghan Green E-mail:
cfs689background@illinois.gov
http://www.state.il.us

Yes

CFS 689

No  
Indiana Indiana Department of Child Services Background Check Unit
302 W. Washington Room E306-MS08
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 234-5001
Fax: (317) 234-4633
Contact: Cindy Hewett E-mail:
Background.CheckUnit@dcs.IN.gov
http://www.in.gov

Yes

Form 52802

No  
Iowa Iowa Central Abuse Registry
Iowa Department of Human Services
1305 E. Walnut, 5th Floor, Hoover Bldg.
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 362-7404
Fax: (515) 564-4112
E-mail: DHSAbuseRegistry@dhs.state.ia.us
Contact: Linda Chagoya
http://dhs.iowa.gov

Yes

470-0643

No  
Kansas Kansas Department of Children & Families/PPS
555 S. Kansas Ave., 4th Floor
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: (785) 246-7961 or
(785) 296-4377
Fax: (866) 317-4279
Contact: Child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry
E-mail: centralregistry@dcf.ks.gov
http://www.dcf.ks.gov

Yes

CPS 1011

No

For state agencies

 
Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services
Department for Community Based Services
Records Management Section
275 East Main Street, 3E-G
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-2534
Fax : (502) 564-9554
Contact: Erika Bauford
E-mail: erikad.bauford@ky.gov
http://chfs.ky.gov

Yes

DPP 159
DPP 157

No  
Louisiana Louisiana Department of Children and
Department of Children& Family Services
CW Attention CPS Intake
P.O. Box 3318
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Phone: (225) 342-1554
Fax: (225) 342-3480
Linda Carter, Section Administrator
E-mail: DCFS.ChildProtectiveServices@ LA.GOV
http://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov No No  
Maine DHHS, Office of Child & Family Services
Child Protective Intake Unit 2 Anthony Avenue, SHS #11
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (800) 452-1999 ext. 2
Contact: Child Protective Intake Fax: (207) 287-5065
http://www.maine.gov No No  
Maryland Maryland Department of Human Resources
In-Home Services
Social Services Administration 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 553
Baltimore, MD 21201
Contact Center Verification for Foster Care
Phone: (800) 332-6347
http://www.dhr.state.md.us

Yes

DHR/SSA AA991847-9EB4-437A-8912-2E84F5581115A

No  
Massachusetts Massachusetts Department of Children &
Families
Attn: CORI Unit
600 Washington Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 748-2079
Toll Free: (800) 792-5200
Fax: (617) 439-9027
http://www.mass.gov

Yes

Adam Walsh Request Form
or faxed state letterhead

No  
Michigan Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Child Welfare Licensing
P.O. Box 30650 Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 284-9714
Toll free: (866) 685-0006
Fax: (517) 241-7047
Contact: Gwyn Everett
E-Mail: EverettG@michigan.gov
http://www.michigan.gov

Yes

DHS 1929

No  
Minnesota Minnesota Department of Human Services
Background Studies Unit
P.O. Box 64242
St. Paul, MN 55164-0242
Phone: (651) 431-6603
Fax: (651) 297-1490
Contact: Lori Steffan or Stephan Sarumi
http://www.dhs.state.mn.us Yes

Yes

$20 (reimbursable)

 
Mississippi Department of Human Services Protection Unit
P.O. Box 352
Jackson, MS 39205-0352
Toll-Free: (800) 222-8000
Phone: (601) 359-4487
Fax: (601) 576-2584
Contact: Pearl Holloway
http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us Yes No  
Missouri Missouri Department of Social Services
Children’s Division
P.O. Box 88
Jefferson City, MO 65103
Phone: (573) 751-2330
Fax: (573) 751-2607
Contact: Sara Smith
http://dss.mo.gov Yes No  
Montana Montana Child & Family Services Division
Records Request
P.O. Box 8005
Helena, MT 59604-8005
Phone: (406) 841-2400
Fax: (406) 841-2487
http://dphhs.mt.gov Yes No  
Nebraska Nebraska Health & Human Services
Division of Children & Family Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Phone: (402) 471-9272
Fax: (402) 471-9034
Contact: CPS Central Registry
http://dphhs.ne.gov Yes No  
Nevada Nevada Central Registry Nevada Division of
Child & Family Services
4126 Technology Way, 3rd Floor
Carson City, NV 89706
Fax: (775) 684-4456
Contact: Bruce Cole (775) 684- 794
http://dcfs.nv.gov Yes No  
New Hampshire NHDCYF Central Registry
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-8383
Fax: (603) 271-4729
Contact: Susan Hallett-Cook
http://www.dhhs.nh.gov

Yes

2202A

No  
New Jersey Department of Children & Families
Office of Licensing/CARI Unit
P.O. Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717
Phone: (609) 888-7711
Toll-Free: (877) 667-9845
Contact: Judith Williams
http://www.state.nj.us Yes No  
New Mexico CYFD Protective Services
CRC Unit Room 225
P.O. Drawer 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Phone: (505) 827-8400
Contact: Ask for CRC Unit
Contact: Leann Tingwall
http://www.cyfd.org

Yes

No  
New York Office of Children & Family Services
New York State Central Register
P.O. Box 4480
Albany, NY 12204
Form Info: (518) 474-5297
Phone: (518) 474-8740
Fax: (518) 486-3424
Contact: Roberta Frederick
http://ocfs.ny.gov

Yes

LDSS 3370

No  
North Carolina N.C. Division of Social Services
820 S. Boylan Avenue, MSC 2408
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-2408
Attn: RIL
Fax: (919) 715-6714
Contact: Child Welfare 
Phone: (919) 527-6340
Contact: Arletta Lambert
http://www.ncdhhs.gov

Yes

DSS-5268

No  
North Dakota Department of Human Services Children & Family Services
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept 325
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Phone: (701) 328-1846
Fax: (701) 328-3538
Contact: Tara Reed
E-mail: dhscfscbc@nd.gov
http://www.nd.gov Yes No  
Ohio Ohio Department of Job & Family Services
Office of Families & Children
P.O. Box 183204
Columbus, OH 43218-3204
Phone: (614) 752-1298
(866) 635-3748
OPTION 2 Fax: (614) 728-6726
Contact: Jeff Van Deusen
E-mail: Jeffery.VanDeusen@jfs.ohio.gov
http://jfs.ohio.gov No No  
Oklahoma OK Department of Human Services
Children & Family Services Division
Attn: Laurie Morris CANISCPS@okdhs.org
P.O. Box 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
Office: (405) 522-4051
Fax: (405) 521-4373
Laurie Morris
E-mail: Laurie.Morris@okdhs.org
Request Processing Supervisor
Charlotte Kendrick LCSW Program Administrator-Protection
& Prevention
OKDHS - Child Welfare Services Office: (405) 521-3811
E-mail: Charlotte.Kendrick@okdhs.org
http://www.okdhs.org No No No Central Registry checks, currently.
Can use letterhead
Oregon Oregon Department of Human Services
Background Check Unit
P.O. Box 14870
Salem, OR 97309-5066
Phone: (503)378-5470
Fax: (503) 378-6314
Attn: Adam Walsh Coordinator 
E-mail: Adam-Walsh.Oregon@state.or.us
http://www.oregon.gov No No  
Pennsylvania ChildLine & Abuse Registry Department of Public Welfare
P.O. Box 8170
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8170
Phone: (717) 783-4571
Toll-Free: (800) 932-0313
Contact: Tracey Isom
E-mail: TIsom@state.pa.us
http://www.dhs.pa.gov Yes

Yes

$8

Online application.
Applicant must create account or
we can have a single business
account and submit the applications
ourselves.
Puerto Rico Directora Centro Estatal
P.O. Box 194090
San Juan, PR 00919-4090
Phone: (787) 625-4900 ext 1728
Contact: Lisa Agosto Carrasquillo
Or Melissa Viana-Salas ext. 1726
http://www.adfan.pr.gov Yes No  
Rhode Island Rhode Island State Central Registry
& Child Abuse Hotline DCYF
101 Friendship St, 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (800) 742-4453
(401) 528-3842
Fax: (401) 528-3480
Contact: Jan Mitchell
E-mail: Maria.butts@dcyf.ri.gov
http://www.dcyf.ri.gov No

Yes

$10

 
South Carolina South Carolina Department of Social Services
Central Registry
P.O. Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202-1520
Phone: (803) 898-7318
Fax: (803) 898-7641
Contact: Barbara Atiba
E-mail: Barbara.Atiba@dss.sc.gov
http://dss.sc.gov

Yes

2924

Yes

$8

 
South Dakota Department of Social Services/CPS
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Phone: (605) 773-3227
FAX: (605) 773-6834
Contact: Nicole LeBeau
E-mail: nicole.lebeau@state.sd.us
http://dss.sd.gov

Yes

BRO/CPS 11

No  
Tennessee Genora Wilson, CPS History Search Specialist
CPS History Searches and
Due Process Review
Tennessee Dept. of Children’s Services
436 – 6th Avenue North
Cordell Hull Bldg, 8th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 532-9856
http://www.tn.gov

Yes

CS0741

No  
Texas Texas Department of Family & Protective Services
Centralized Background Check Unit
P.O. Box 149030 Mail Code 121- 7
Austin, TX 78714-9030
1-800-645-7549
Fax: (512) 339-5871
Contacts:
1-800-645-7549
TXAbuseNeglectBGC@dfps.st ate.tx.us
http://www.dfps.state.tx.us

Yes

2970

No  
Utah Division of Child & Family Services
Department of Human Services
Attn: Background Screening
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: (801) 538-4466
Fax: (801) 538-3993
Contact: Nora Wilson
E-mail: norawilson@utah.gov
http://www.dcfs.utah.gov Yes No  
Vermont Child Abuse Registry Unit DCF
Family Services Division
103 South Main Street, Osgood 3
Waterbury, VT 05671-2401
Phone: (802) 871-6474
Fax: (802) 241-3301
Contact: Dianne Jabar
E-mail: Dianne.jabar@state.vt.us
http://dcf.vermont.gov Yes No  
Virginia Virginia Department of Social Services
Child Abuse Central Registry Unit OBI Search Unit
801 East Main Street, 6th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219-2901
Phone: (804) 726-7567
Toll-Free: (800) 552-7096
Fax:(804) 726-7897
Contact: Betty Whittaker, Central Registry Supervisor
E-mail: betty.whittaker@dss.virginia.gov
http://www.dss.virginia.gov

Yes

032-02-0151-12

Yes

$10

 
Virgin Islands Department of Human Services Children &
Family Services Division Intake and Emergency Services
Knud Hansen Complex 1303 Hospital Ground
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: (340) 774-0930 ext 4393
Fax: (340) 774-0082
Contact: Carla Benjamin, Administrator
E-mail: carla.benjamin@gmail.com
Janet Turnbull-Krigger, Administrator
E-mail: turnbullkrigger@yahoo.com
http://www.dhs.gov No No  
Washington DSHS Children’s Administration, FISCAL
NCIC Access Unit Central Intake Office
Attn: CAN History Check
P.O. Box 45710
Olympia, WA 98504-5710
Phone: (800) 562-5624
Fax: (206) 464-7464
Contact: Lucy McCornell E-mail:
CANhistorychecks@dshs.wa.gov
http://www.dshs.wa.gov

Yes

DSHS 23-041

Yes

$20

Must be mailed with check
West Virginia West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources
350 Capitol Street, RM 691
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 558-4408
Toll-Free: (800) 352-6513
Fax (304) 558-5354
Contact: Cher O’Brien
E-mail: fc697@wvdhhr.org
http://www.dhhr.wv.gov

Yes

BCF-PSRC

No  
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Permanence
201 E. Washington Street
Madison, WI 53703
Eugene Chng
E-Mail Address:CWBckgrdRequests@wi sconsin.gov
Fax: (608) 226-5521
http://www.dcf.wisconsin.gov Yes No  
Wyoming Department of Family Services
2300 Capitol Avenue 3RD Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-5894
Fax: (307) 777-3693
Contact: Heidi Teasley
(307) 777-5491
E-mail: heidi.teasley@wyo.gov
http://www.wyo.gov

Yes

SS-APS-26

No

(for state agency
request)

 

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Idaho's Child Protection Central Registry
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