NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs
Justice Center Criminal Background Check Unit
PO Box 97
Delmar, NY 12054
Request for Staff Exclusion List Check Webform: Authorized Person Email
The Justice Center maintains a Vulnerable Persons Central Register (VPCR) that includes a Staff Exclusion List (SEL) containing the names of individuals who have committed serious acts of abuse and are deemed ineligible to work in a position involving regular and substantial contact with a service recipient. Providers must request the Justice Center to conduct a check of the SEL before determining whether to hire or otherwise allow “any person” to have regular and substantial contact with a service recipient. “Any person” can include an employee, administrator, consultant, intern, volunteer, or contractor.
Instructions:
  1. The provider's Authorized Person must submit this online form to the Justice Center's Criminal Background Check (CBC) unit for an applicant under serious consideration to be hired or otherwise permitted to have regular and substantial contact with a service recipient. In order to submit this online request, the applicant's social security number or alien registration number must be included. If you do not have either number, you must submit the SEL Check Request form to the CBC Unit via fax (518-549-0464).
  1. The Justice Center's CBC unit will send the Authorized Person an email indicating the results of the SEL check.
  1. If your organization is required to submit SEL Inquiries on behalf of applicants, and you have yet to register an Authorized Person with the CBC, please download the appropriate forms here.
  1. If the Applicant is on the SEL, he or she may not be hired in a position involving regular and substantial contact with a service recipient in a facility or provider agency defined in Social Services Law §488(4) or by other providers of services in programs licensed or certified by the Office of Mental Health, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, Office of Children and Family Services, Department of Health and State Education Department.
  1. If the Applicant is on the SEL, certain other providers have discretion whether to hire the individual as provided in Social Services Law §495(3).
  1. If the Applicant is not on the SEL, a criminal background check through the Justice Center, if required, and an inquiry of the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment through the Office of Children and Family Services, if required, must be conducted.
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