Yes. The Department
of Human Services (DHS) reviews the results of the FBI fingerprint record check
and sends the applicant a letter that indicates the result of the review and
whether or not the applicant is eligible for a position that involves direct
contact with children under the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL). The
report will be on DHS letterhead and will be from the Office of Children, Youth
and Families. The letter will indicate
No record exists
Record exists, but conviction(s) does not prohibit hiring in a child
care position according to the Child Protective Services Law.
Record exists, but no conviction(s) is shown. This does not prohibit hiring in a child care position according to the Child Protective Services Law.
Disqualification – record exists and contains a conviction(s) that
is grounds for denying employment in a childcare position according to
the Child Protective Services Law.
DHS notification will also include a copy of the applicant’s
criminal history information except when no record exists.
DHS letters that indicate that there was no record can be
accepted by schools.
The DHS letter must be provided by the applicant to the
school administrator. If an applicant
presents a DHS letter that indicates a record exists or a disqualification,
school administrators should review the criminal history information carefully
to make a fitness determination as to whether the person should be in and
employment or contractor position that involves direct contact with children
under the School Code.