Family Law

Family law questions? Ask a family lawyer online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I'm in Texas and am having a Texas central registry

I'm in Texas and...

I'm in Texas and am having a Texas central registry background check done for employment. I've had CPS investigate a few years ago but never received a closure letter. The worker said she was closing the case. Will a CPS investigation that was ruled out show up on the central registry?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No just need to know. I read that all investigations are listed on there regardless of outcome.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Just that I was not aware that I could request removal of the record.

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
9/21/2017
RayAnswers
RayAnswers, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 48,242
Experience: 30 years as a family law lawyer .
Verified

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question

No if the investigation was closed as being unfounded it will not appear on a background check.If an investigation ends with reason to believe they have to allow you appeal rights to an administrative appeal at the State Office of Administrative Hearings.Since it was closed it will not appear on any central registry background check.

I appreciate the chance to help you tonight.Thanks.

If you can positive rate 5 stars it is much appreciated.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I never received a closure letter - is that something I should be concerned about?

No it is only if they make a positive finding here would it show.

5321 Purpose of Central Registry Searches

LPPH April 2013

Policy

The Centralized Background Check Unit (CBCU) conducts Central Registry searches to determine whether a person’s presence at the operation violates the licensing statute, administrative rules, or minimum standards or presents a risk to the health and safety of children in care.

The DFPS Central Registry is made up of the following individuals (IMPACT codes are shown in parentheses):

a. Designated perpetrator (DP)

b. Designated both (DB), meaning both victim and perpetrator

c. Sustained perpetrator (SP) in a Child Protective Services (CPS) or Licensing abuse or neglect investigation

d. Sustained both (SB) in a CPS or Licensing abuse or neglect investigation and

e. Designated perpetrator (DP) in an Adult Protective Services Facility investigation with a disposition of Confirmed and in which the victim was a child.

https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/handbooks/Licensing/Files/LPPH_pg_5300.asp

RayAnswers
RayAnswers, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 48,242
Experience: 30 years as a family law lawyer .
Verified
RayAnswers and 87 other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you so much! With all the misinformation I've been told this is a huge load off my mind! ������

I wish you the best, ***** ***** great evening.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a family lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask RayAnswers Your Own Question
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
RayAnswers, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 48,242
48,242 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 30 years as a family law lawyer .

RayAnswers is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,971 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,034 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,593 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,571 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

2,991 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

ScottyMacEsq

ScottyMacEsq

Lawyer

2,828 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
Cos just sent my son a letter falsely accusing me their
Cos just sent my son a letter falsely accusing me their grandmother of drug use and that I did not protect my own kids 30 yrs ago and they've never talked to me what so ever. Other than to say we will… read more
fiftyshadesoflaw
fiftyshadesoflaw
Juris Doctor
109 satisfied customers
What would be the cause of certified mail from cps when
What would be the cause of certified mail from cps when there has never been a case against me … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,599 satisfied customers
My child accused me of abuse, I turned her over to CPS. I
My child accused me of abuse, I turned her over to CPS. I attempted to tell the CPS worker of the problems and ongoing psychiatric care prior to removal. Her therapist and psychiatrist and a state app… read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,766 satisfied customers
When a family member has your child, do I have the right to
When a family member has your child, do I have the right to have their address … read more
FamilyAttorney
FamilyAttorney
Appellate attorney & former trial lawyer
JD
1,461 satisfied customers
I was reported to CPS about 10 years ago and if I remember
I was reported to CPS about 10 years ago and if I remember correctly it was reported as founded but no action required, I think but am not sure. Will this prevent me from getting a job as a teacher? N… read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
2,828 satisfied customers
Ray, I spoke with you before regarding interrogatories in
Hi Ray, I spoke with you before regarding interrogatories in divorce on behalf of my mother in law.… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
48,242 satisfied customers
I was wondering how does dcf keep record you ever had a
Hi I was wondering how long does dcf keep record for if you ever had a child taken away and gotten them back this was in 1987 … read more
Christopher B, Esq
Christopher B, Esq
Attorney
Juris Doctor
1,886 satisfied customers
I was falsely accused of neglecting my daughter without me
I was falsely accused of neglecting my daughter without me completely understanding they put it on my record. I need help getting this off my record because I can't get a job now. It's been a year so … read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
11,971 satisfied customers
Rec'd letter from DCFS on alleged abuse while working as a
Rec'd letter from DCFS for investigation on alleged abuse while working as a TA. Should I retain an attorney prior to the meeting? This is the first communication rec'd from DCFS… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,599 satisfied customers
My wife and I were subject to a CPS investigation due to our
My wife and I were subject to a CPS investigation due to our child having an eating disorder. We were exonerated, but want to get a copy of the investigation and have the record expunged. CPS is telli… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
I live in Michigan, and have had a previous CPS case that
I live in Michigan, and have had a previous CPS case that has been closed. At the time, in order to qualify for the services CPS thought we needed, we were placed in a category 2, which put us on the … read more
Alex Esquire
Alex Esquire
Managing Attorney
Doctoral Degree
153 satisfied customers
Hello! I have a couple of questions regarding Child Protective
Hello! I have a couple of questions regarding Child Protective Services and a case that has been opened pertaining to my niece. Here are the facts: I live in an upper-middle class neighborhood in Texa… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,612 satisfied customers
My question is if a CPS claim was filed on me and it was closed
My question is if a CPS claim was filed on me and it was closed and a police report was closed with no charges filed do I have to put my child through another interview and medical exam from the famil… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,856 satisfied customers
17 years ago my ex husbad hit me with a bat I hit him back
17 years ago my ex husbad hit me with a bat I hit him back he called police and cps children's services got involved they interviewed my 5 year at the time my ex husband pushed my son away from me so … read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
How do I have my name removed from a child abuse & neglect
How do I have my name removed from a child abuse & neglect central registry or appeal a admistrative review finding in Texas?… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
I went to get guardianship of my grandson, but I had a child
I went to get guardianship of my grandson, but I had a child abuse case back in 1994 that I had expunged. I was unaware there was also a child abuse registry that I was supposed to get expunged also. … read more
Daniel Solutions
Daniel Solutions
Doctoral Degree
5,212 satisfied customers
what are pros cons of appealing a child abuse recommendation
what are pros cons of appealing a child abuse recommendation for sustantiation by Arizona CPS… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
11,971 satisfied customers
MY KIDS ARE DEALING WITH CPS AND I WOULD LIKE TO ASK ...
MY KIDS ARE DEALING WITH CPS AND I WOULD LIKE TO ASK ANOTHER QUESTION ABOUT IT. WHY DID THEY COME AND REMOVED MY CHILDREN AGAIN FROM MY HOME, THE FIRST TIME THEY WERE PUT INTO THE SYSTEM IS BECAUSE MY… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
48,242 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x