SB15-87 Safe Placement of Children and Youth in Foster Care FAQs

The information on this page was shared in OM-CW-2016-0004. Click here to review and download all memos issued by CDHS clarifying policies and expectations of county partners and contracted entities.

Non-Certified Kinship Care Foster Care Homes & Kinship Foster Care Homes
CBI/FBI Fingerprint-based criminal history record information  checks for all adults 18 and older residing in the home   CBI/FBI Fingerprint-based criminal history record information  checks for all adults 18 and older residing in the home
Court case management system for all adults 18 and older residing in the home Court  case management system for all adults 18 and older residing in the home
CBI Sex Offender registry  checks for all adults 18 and older residing in the home (name and address for each adult  and  address only) CBI Sex Offender registry  checks for all adults 18 and older residing in the home (name and address for each adult  and  address only)
National Sex Offender Public Website all adults 18 and older residing in the home (name and address for each adult – and address only) National Sex Offender Public Website all adults 18 and older residing in the home (name and address for each adult – and address only)
State automated case management system for all adults 18 and older residing in home State automated case management system for all adults 18 and older residing in home
Checks for confirmed child abuse and/or neglect  in all states for adults 18 and older residing in the home  who have not lived in Colorado for five (5) years preceding the application Checks for confirmed child abuse and/or neglect  in all states for adults 18 and older residing in the home  who have not lived in Colorado for five (5) years preceding the application

Documentation Requirements

Individual required checks shall be documented in the state automated case management system using the Staff Requirements screen in the provider record (Resource)

Individual required checks shall be documented in the state automated case management system using the Staff Requirements screen in the provider record (Resource)
A hard copy of each check shall be in the case file A hard copy of each check shall be in the case file

Timeframes

Emergency Placements Non-Emergency/Planned Placements
  • Up to 5 calendar days to conduct fingerprint-based criminal record information checks
  • Up to 15 days in exigent/urgent circumstances to conduct fingerprint-based criminal record information checks)
  • Concurrent required checks completed as soon as possible for all adults 18 and older residing in the home
  • Fingerprints conducted (non-certified kin)[i]
  • Fingerprints submitted (provisional certification) [ii]
  • All other required checks completed prior to placement for all adults 18 and older residing in the home
  • Exception: Allowed seven (7)  working days  to initiate out-of-state child abuse and/or neglect checks (non-certified kinship care and provisional certification