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Message ID: 8990
Date: 2011-11-03

Author:Charlie Enright

Subject:Re: National Child Abuse and Neglect Registry

Seems like a national registry might be a good idea if it is run like the state registry in Michigan. One can gain access to a record only with permission of the one being investigated and the report is only issued to the person being investigated. Serves as proof if one wants to work with kids, but is not public like the sex offender registry. What might be problematic about such a registry? Charlie Enright, JD, MSW 4907 Foster Rd Midland, MI 48642 (989) 600-9696 (use for all calls) cenright@ymail.com From: Robin To: child-maltreatment-research-l@list.cornell.edu Sent: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 2:47 PM Subject: Re: National Child Abuse & Neglect Registry In PA, as of 2008, all child welfare or child care professionals must provide a PA state criminal record clearance, state child abuse clearance, and FBI fingerprinting- criminal record check. To my knowledge, child welfare (CPS agencies) only require state criminal and child abuse clearances of potential caregivers (unless someone voluntarily discloses they are new to the state). The issue arises when PA receives a family or caregiver from another state; it is unclear what the process for determining whether a prior record exists, especially if you rely on caregiver word about about their state/jurisdiction of origin- especially if they are not forthcoming. Robin Hernandez-Mekonnen, MSW, ABD Project Coordinator A Study of Parenting (ASOP) Penn State University, Department of Psychology Two Penn Center, Suite 200 Philadelphia, PA 19102 215.471.2200 x120 fax 215.471.2231 http://sites.google.com/site/azarlabsite/research-projects -----Original Message----- From: Keva Miller To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Sent: Wed, Nov 2, 2011 2:19 pm Subject: Re: National Child Abuse & Neglect Registry Not to my knowledge. I would hope such a registry would not be in existence. Keva Miller Sent from my iPhone On Nov 1, 2011, at 1:38 PM, "Payne, Ancil (ACS)" > wrote: Question: Is there any current work being done to craft legislature at the federal level to create a national database for persons with a history of abusing and/or neglecting children? Thanks. Ancil Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail communication, and any attachments, contains confidential and privileged information for the exclusive use of the recipient(s) named above. If you are not an intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to an intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this communication in error and that any review, disclosure, dissemination, distribution or copying of it or its contents is prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify me immediately by replying to this message and delete this communication from your computer. Thank you.

Seems like a national registry might be a good idea if it is run like the state registry in Michigan. One can gain access to a record only with permission of the one being investigated and the report is only issued to the person being investigated. Serves as proof if one wants to work with kids, but is not public like the sex offender registry. What might be problematic about such a registry? Charlie Enright, JD, MSW 4907 Foster Rd Midland, MI 48642 (989) 600-9696 (use for all calls) cenrightymail.com From: Robin To: child-maltreatment-research-llist.cornell.edu Sent: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 2:47 PM Subject: Re: National Child Abuse & Neglect Registry In PA, as of 2008, all child welfare or child care professionals must provide a PA state criminal record clearance, state child abuse clearance, and FBI fingerprinting- criminal record check. To my knowledge, child welfare (CPS agencies) only require state criminal and child abuse clearances of potential caregivers (unless someone voluntarily discloses they are new to the state). The issue arises when PA receives a family or caregiver from another state; it is unclear what the process for determining whether a prior record exists, especially if you rely on caregiver word about about their state/jurisdiction of origin- especially if they are not forthcoming. Robin Hernandez-Mekonnen, MSW, ABD Project Coordinator A Study of Parenting (ASOP) Penn State University, Department of Psychology Two Penn Center, Suite 200 Philadelphia, PA 19102 215.471.2200 x120 fax 215.471.2231 http://sites.google.com/site/azarlabsite/research-projects -----Original Message----- From: Keva Miller To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Sent: Wed, Nov 2, 2011 2:19 pm Subject: Re: National Child Abuse & Neglect Registry Not to my knowledge. I would hope such a registry would not be in existence. Keva Miller Sent from my iPhone On Nov 1, 2011, at 1:38 PM, "Payne, Ancil (ACS)" > wrote: Question: Is there any current work being done to craft legislature at the federal level to create a national database for persons with a history of abusing and/or neglecting children? Thanks. Ancil Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail communication, and any attachments, contains confidential and privileged information for the exclusive use of the recipient(s) named above. If you are not an intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to an intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this communication in error and that any review, disclosure, dissemination, distribution or copying of it or its contents is prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify me immediately by replying to this message and delete this communication from your computer. Thank you.