Child Abuse Central Index Defense

The LRIS Court Programs presents

Child Abuse Central Index Defense

Consequences of a CACI Listing and How to Clear Your Client's Name

Date Monday, July 22, 2024
MCLE Registration 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Program 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
MCLE 1.5 Hours


Meredith Wallis
Family Defense Attorney
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Arielle Reismnan
Family Defense Social Worker
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children


Zabrina Aleguire
Dependency Representation Program Manager
The Bar Association of San Francisco

This program will introduce attendees how to advocate for a client facing astandard 100-year inclusion on the Child Abuse Central Index, a list of peoplewho are suspected of having abused or severely neglected a child in California.The California Department of Justice (DOJ) maintains the list of names andother information about people whom the Department of Children and FamilyServices (DCFS) believes more likely than not committed “abuse” or “severeneglect” of anyone under 18. It also contains the names of the children DCFShas identified as the victims of abuse or severe neglect.


  • Understand how an individual gets listed on the CACI
  • Identify which agencies and organizations use the CACI and for what purposes they check it
  • Advise clients on the effect of petition language on their CACI listing and how to timely request a grievance hearing
  • Defense strategies for obtaining a successful administrative hearing
  • How to “appeal” an administrative hearing determination
  • How to request amendment of the CACI listing even after the timeline for administrative review through a writ of mandamus in civil court
*This training is required by our San Francisco Superior Court for all members of the Juvenile Dependency Panel. Private practitioners interested in joining the Juvenile Dependency Panel are welcome as well.  

Event Code: L248624
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MCLE Notice
To receive MCLE credit, you must sign in during the designated MCLE registration period. This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. BASF is a certified provider: Provider #103

People with disabilities and/or special requests should contact BASF regarding reasonable accommodations.

7/22/2024 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Online only CA

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