2021 Summer Youth Camps: CARI Background Check Guidance – join us Wed May 26 – 10am
The federal Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Reauthorization Act (42 USCS § 9858f et seq.) increases the health and safety requirements for all child care and early learning settings that accept child care subsidies, including youth camps. These provisions include pre-service trainings, comprehensive criminal background checks, written policies and procedures, and inspections and monitoring.
Summer Youth Camps interested in receiving funds through the Department of Human Service, Division of Family Development (DHS/DFD) Child Care Subsidy Program are required to comply with CARI checks. Child Abuse Record Information (CARI) background checks reveal whether an individual has been substantiated by a child protective service agency as a perpetrator of child abuse and/or neglect.
Youth Camp Operators with multiple programs or sites that are subject to a CARI background check, have the ability to “Invite a Facility User” from each program/site.
Facility User would have administrative access to the organization’s facility account, which would allow them to invite staff from their individual program/site to complete a CARI application.
Effective June 1, 2021 Facility User(s) can create a facility account and begin inviting employees to submit their CARI applications.
Webinar: Overview of the CARI Process
- Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
- Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Hosted by New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development, and the Department of Children and Families, Office of Legal Affairs.