California Department Of Social Services Defense

Educational Facilities, Pre-schools, After-school Programs

If you are a pre-school, or provide educational services outside of the K-12 arena, you are regulated by the California Department of Social Services. All such providers of educational services must have a license to conduct their business and provide education to the children of the State of California.

Not only must the educational provider itself be licensed, but each and every person that works in the facility must undergo a background check and have proper accreditation and clearance.

If you want to run an educational facility, or are facing scrutiny from the Department of Social Services because of your or your employee’s previously criminal background, because of compliance issues, or because of other matters that arise during the regulation of your business, you need an experienced attorney.

That means you may need the counsel and advice of an attorney like Scott J. Harris, Esq. From building your business and gaining licensure, to defending against Accusations and Citations filed by the Department of Social Services, knowing your rights, obligations and remedies is very important.

Defending your business and license can be an overwhelming and daunting task, and can mean the difference between the continued operation of your business, and its closure. Thus, you should consult an attorney with experience before the Department of Social Services and in administrative law.

Scott J. Harris, Esq. and S J Harris Law can help the following care providers:

We can assist you with issues such as:

  • Initial Licensure
  • Criminal Record Exemptions
  • Background Reviews
  • Accusation Defense
  • Citation Defense
  • Out of Ratio Issues
  • Allegations of lack of Compliance
  • Allegations of Child Abuse
  • License Issues due to Criminal Convictions
  • License Issues due to Alcohol and Drug Use

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES DEFENSE

CRIMINAL RECORD/BACKGROUND EXEMPTIONS

 

All persons over the age of 18 who wish to work in facilities that provide services to children must undergo a background check and finger printing.

If you unfortunately have a criminal conviction in your record, this could inhibit your ability to obtain the proper clearance from the Department of Social Services.  However, an experiences attorney can work with you to demonstrate rehabilitation and to obtain either a conditional or full clearance so that you can work with children.

This is true for employees, relatives who reside within child and family day cares, and for many others who may come in contact and work with children in pre-schools, day-cares and with foster children.

You should consult an attorney like Scott J. Harris, Esq., to determines what rights, remedies and solutions exist to ensure your criminal history and personal background does not get in the way of being a caregiver and nurturer to our State’s children.

Scott J. Harris, Esq. and S J Harris Law can help the following care providers:

We can assist you with issues such as:

  • Initial Licensure
  • Criminal Record Exemptions
  • Accusation Defense
  • Citation Defense
  • Out of Ratio Issues
  • Allegations of lack of Compliance
  • Allegations of Child Abuse
  • License Issues due to Criminal Convictions
  • License Issues due to Alcohol and Drug Use

For more information about Scott J. Harris, Esq., contact him by clicking here.

CALIFORNIA AND LOS ANGELES DAYCARE, SCHOOL and CRIMINAL EXEMPTION DEFENSE ATTORNEY