The timing is impeccable to address the issue of lack of due process in the placement and clearance of individual names from the Central Registry.
NEW YORK, NY, February 14, 2011 /EIN Presswire/ -- An important class action settlement was announced today that will help thousands of New Yorkers to return to work quicker. The settlement was reached with the Office of Children and Family Services ("OCFS") which operates the New York Statewide Abuse and Maltreatment Register. Before a person can work with children, the state law requires that employers must first obtain a clearance from the Register. Without a clearance, people can not work. The Register maintains a list of people who have been accused of maltreatment of children. Those who have been listed are entitled to a hearing to clear their names. However, sometimes hearings take more than a year to complete. While waiting for the hearings, people can not get jobs. When the hearings are finally held, up to 50 - 75% of the people are exonerated.
Congressman John Conyers, Jr. Memorandum on Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act Hearing House Judiciary Subcommi...
Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
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