space Appendix B: Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Information Letter 95-3

U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division
Identification Services

Letter to All Fingerprint Contributors

July 17, 1995

RE: National Child Protection Act of 1993

Attached to this letter are guidelines for implementing the National Child Protection Act (NCPA) as amended by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Crime Control Act). The guidelines address the child abuse crime reporting requirements of the NCPA. The NCPA also encourages states to effect national background check procedures that will enable employers to learn beforehand an individual applicant's fitness to care for the safety and well-being of children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities. Information is set forth in the guidelines relating to the implementation of such background checks of care providers.

The Crime Control Act requires the Attorney General to disseminate guidelines for protecting children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities from abuse to state and local officials and to public and private care providers. The FBI strongly recommends that recipients make copies of the guidelines widely available to any "authorized agency," "qualified entity," or "provider" as those terms are defined near the end of the guidelines. Section III of the guidelines is set apart from other sections so it can be easily reproduced and disseminated to private entities interested in conducting care provider background checks.

  C. David Evans
Acting Assistant Director
Criminal Justice Information
    Services Division

CJIS Information Letter 95-3

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