The Department, in conjunction with the Departments of Justice and Workforce Development, has developed a data collection system related to information on individuals who have had a foster home or treatment foster home license denied, revoked or not renewed on the basis of a conviction or substantiation articulated in s. 48.685(4m)(a), Stats., or Ch. HFS 12, Adm. Code, related to criminal backgrounds. (Ch. HFS 12 and Appendix A to that rule which lists the pertinent offenses can be found at the Department's website at http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/caregiver/index.htm.)
The Department's data collection system is interfaced with the Department of Justice system so that when you submit a criminal background check request to DOJ, the request will automatically be referred to our system. You will receive a letter from our system whether or not the name submitted for a background check is included on the system.
Counties are required to provide this information to the Department in accordance with state statute and administrative rule. This information should be provided to the Department only after all applicable appeals and reviews have been exhausted.
Using the attached form, please submit the information to:
Thank you very much for your cooperation with this important effort.
c: County Foster Care Coordinators