Establishment and Maintenance of Central Registries for Child Abuse or Neglect Reports - Alabama

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Establishment

Citation: Ala. Code § 26-14-8

The Department of Human Resources shall establish a statewide central registry.

Purpose

Citation: Ala. Code § 26-14-8

The purpose of the central registry is to:

  • Contain reports of child abuse and neglect
  • Prevent or discover abuse or neglect of children through the information contained therein

Reports or records in cases determined to be 'not indicated' shall not be used or disclosed for purposes of employment or other background checks.

Contents

Citation: Ala. Code § 26-14-8

The central registry shall contain:

  • All information in any written reports
  • The record of the final disposition of the report, including services offered and services accepted
  • The plan for rehabilitative treatment
  • The names of persons requesting information from the registry

Maintenance

Citation: Ala. Code § 26-14-8

Requests for information where no report exists may be destroyed 3 years from the date of the request.