About the AG

  • Subscribe to the AG's RSS Feed
  • Join the AG's FaceBook
  • Follow the AG on Twitter
  • View the AG's YouTube Channel
  • View the AG's Tumblr Page

Out-of-State Law Enforcement Agencies

Child Abuse Central Index Inquiry Request From
Out-of-State Law Enforcement Agencies

Instructions For Child Abuse Central Index Inquiry Request From Out-of-State Law Enforcement Agencies

Pursuant to California Penal Code section 11170(d) (see below), the California Department of Justice (DOJ) shall make Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) information available to out-of-state law enforcement agencies conducting investigations of known or suspected child abuse or neglect under the following conditions:

  • The request must be submitted on the agency’s letterhead.
  • The request must be signed by the department supervisor.
  • The request must cite the out-of-state statute that requires the information contained in these reports shall be disclosed only to law enforcement, prosecutorial entities, or multidisciplinary investigative teams; and the criminal penalties equivalent to the penalties in California for unlawful disclosure. In the absence of the information, access to CACI will be denied.

Fax the request to the Department of Justice at (916) 227-5037, or mail your request to:

Department of Justice
Bureau of Criminal Information & Analysis
Child Abuse Central Index
Attention: CACI Response Unit
P.O. Box 903387
Sacramento, CA 94203-3870

Statutory Authority

California Penal Code section 11170
(d) The department shall make available any information maintained pursuant to subdivision (a) to out-of-state law enforcement agencies conducting investigations of known or suspected child abuse or neglect only when an agency makes the request for information in writing and on official letterhead, or as designated by the department, identifying the suspected abuser or victim by name and date of birth or approximate age. The request shall be signed by the department supervisor of the requesting law enforcement agency. The written requests shall cite the out-of-state statute or interstate compact provision that requires that the information contained within these reports shall be disclosed only to law enforcement, prosecutorial entities, or multidisciplinary investigative teams, and shall cite the criminal penalties for unlawful disclosure of any confidential information provided by the requesting state or the applicable interstate compact provision. In the absence of a specified out-of-state statute or interstate compact provision that requires that the information contained within these reports shall be disclosed only to law enforcement, prosecutorial entities, or multidisciplinary investigative teams, and criminal penalties equivalent to the penalties in California for unlawful disclosure, access shall be denied.

Megan's Law

California Registered Sex Offender Database

Search Now

Megan's Law information is also available in these languages:

Site Navigation

Translate Website

  • Google™ Translation Disclaimer

This Google™ translation feature is provided for informational purposes only.

The Office of the Attorney General is unable to guarantee the accuracy of this translation and is therefore not liable for any inaccurate information resulting from the translation application tool.

Please consult with a translator for accuracy if you are relying on the translation or are using this site for official business.

If you have any questions please contact:Bilingual Services Program at (916) 324-5482

A copy of this disclaimer can also be found on our Disclaimer page.

Select a Language Below / Seleccione el Idioma Abajo

Close this box or use the [ X ]